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Carpet Beetle - Anthrenus castaneae

Carpet Beetle - Anthrenus castaneae
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
July 13, 2011
Size: ~ 2.5 mm
ID help appreciated.

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Moved
Moved from Carpet Beetles.

Anthrenus (Florilinus) cf. castaneae Mels.
I could detect no differences to the examples of this species deposited in my collection. Anyway, an examination of the genitalia is needed to be absolutely sure.

 
Thanks, Andreas.
How one performs such an examination on a tiny beetle is beyond me.

 
Thanks, Andreas and Karl, for this most welcome addition
extracting copulatory gear from a bug over 2 mm is not a big deal, actually: there is nothing a couple of thin sharp pins + a bit of practice can't do; it's dealing with guys half that size [=1/8 the bulk] where you have to be a real virtuoso

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