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Ataenius - Ataenius carinator

Ataenius - Ataenius carinator
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 5, 2011
Size: 3.2 mm
Collected at UV light.

Ideas on this one? Clypeus is strongly shiny and rugose. Intervals somewhat carinate with very short, tiny setae. Three specimens are between 3 and 3.2 mm.

Seems very similar to the A. exiguus that were seen the same night, except pronotum more densely punctate, clypeus more granulate, clypeal teeth less distinct, and abdominal sterna much more densely punctate.

Maybe A. stroheckeri, or just a variant of A. exiguus?

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Moved from Ataenius abditus.

Ataenius carinator
This species showed up in South Florida in the early 1990s. Within 3 years I found it at my house in north Florida. It is a widespread tropical species.

thanks Paul!

Moved from Ataenius. A bit smaller than descrbied in Cartwright 1974, but matches the description very well.

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