Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA June 30, 2006 Size: 3.5 - 4 mm est.
One of a great many rove beetles that showed up at my UV lights. I find I don't shoot that many of them, mainly I think because, when I dump a collecting container of live beetles into my light arena, I'm most interested in shooting the new and different, always looking for remaining un-collected families. These tend to be the tiny beetles I can shoot at 22x. When a rove scurries across my view, a) it's usually too long to fit in the view, b) it's too fast for me to zoom out and get it in view, c) I already know what family it's in, and d) by the time I'm done with the other beetles, most of the roves have died of heat stroke I guess, making poor photo subjects.
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 2 July, 2006 - 10:03am Last updated 21 December, 2006 - 5:08pm
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