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Bolitophagus corticola? - Megeleates sequoiarum

Bolitophagus corticola? - Megeleates sequoiarum
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
July 22, 2010
Size: 8 mm
Found few of these beetles feeding on polypore. I think this is Bolitophagus corticola, but would be nice to get a second opinion. Thank you!

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Just took a look
Just took a look at the material in OSAC and found a pretty hefty series collected in the McDonald Forest just outside Corvallis Oregon in January.

 
So,
So, looks like this is not a real CA endemic anymore...

cool
I've only seen specimens from Cali. I was just in Vancouver washington, wished I went collecting!. Do you have any more specific locality information? I would love to grab a couple of these and their host and larvae.

 
Specific location...
is north border of Riveridge Park in Vancouver (45°36'19.09"N; 122°32'45.28"W)

now this is fantastic...
i'll mess with the photos a bit to see more detail, but the outline + size leave little doubt; AmBeetles(1) indicates CA only for this one!

Moved from ID Request.

 
Endemic...
When I was trying to find the appropriate species within Bolitophagini I saw that Megeleates sequoiarum is CA endemic, that's why I came up with Bolitrichus. That's cool!
About the size, I have specimens from 6 to 8 mm.

 
Bolitophagus (if that's what you mean by Bolitrichus:) is ne.NA
so it's even more remote than the known range of M. seq.

 
Bolitophagus, of course...
...have to go sleep. Thank you very much for all your help, Vassili!

 
anytime!
good night

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