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Photo#61227
beetle - Acanthinus argentinus

beetle - Acanthinus argentinus
Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA
July 1, 2006
Size: ~3 - 4 mm
attracted to UV lights

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beetle - Acanthinus argentinus beetle - Acanthinus argentinus

What a neat ant mimic!
What a neat ant mimic!

Anthicidae: Acanthinus argentinus
While a lateral view would be nice, this sure looks like a relatively recent introduction to the US (Florida) from South America, which I confirmed for the Florida State Department of Agriculture about a year ago.

 
Anthicidae: Acanthinus argentinus
Thanks for the quick ID. My UV setup doesn't have the "bugs" worked out yet. With the small size of this beetle, I couldn't get a lateral shot.

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