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Small, hairy beetle - Rhyzobius lophanthae

Small, hairy beetle - Rhyzobius lophanthae
Alameda County, California, USA
July 5, 2011
Size: 3.0 mm bl
Found on exterior wall, midday. Looks coccinellidish but is very bristly. When it partly raised its wings, the surface beneath was orange (no photo).

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Small, hairy beetle - Rhyzobius lophanthae Small, hairy beetle - Rhyzobius lophanthae

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I think R. lophanthae is right
It has the reddish-purplish metallic sheen of R. lophanthae, whereas R. forestieri is black with a bit of a silvery sheen beneath the setae.

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Rhyzobius

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