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Latridiid - Metophthalmus americanus

Latridiid - Metophthalmus americanus
Poison Springs WMA, Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA
April 14, 2003
Size: just over 1mm
Berlese of damp/dry treehole litter collected from treehole near base of beech tree.

Looks a lot like this Metophthalmus americanus posted on TOL site. Don't know if anything would be confused with it.

All pics taken with automontage system. Actual montaging done with CombineZP.

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Latridiid - Metophthalmus americanus Latridiid - Metophthalmus americanus

thanks again guys for yet another great addition
Moved from Metophthalmus.

americanus totally makes sense; will alert Charlene

fits perfectly!
with Fred Andrews' "A Revision of the North American Species of Metophthalmus (Coleoptera: Lathridiidae)" (The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 1, March 1976, pp. 37-56)

Elytron with 6 rows of striae, antennae 11-segmented, elongate trochanters (length=2xwidth)...

:-) Another species for the guide, makes me happy!

Thanks Charlene.

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