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Megasternini - Cercyon pubescens

Megasternini - Cercyon pubescens
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 7, 2010
Size: 1.3mm

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Megasternini - Cercyon pubescens Megasternini - Cercyon pubescens

Moved from Megasternini. See comments on dorsal image.


Not Crypto*pleurum
According to the generic key in _American Beetles_, the mesosternal tablet of Crypto*pleurum should be wider than long. I think this is a different genus! Compare with other ventral pics of Megasternini available. The mesosternum doesn't look quite right either.... Could this be an Ooster*num sp. instead?

good catch. I think you are certainly correct that it's not Crypto*pleurum. And Ooster*num intially looks correct. I'll try to confirm.

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