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Small Staphlinid - Proteinus

Small Staphlinid - Proteinus
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
February 9, 2012
Size: ~ 2mm
Taken via belese trap, sampled litter from around base of fir stump.

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Probably P. limbatus (Maklin)
according to Rodney J. Rood but he says microscopic examination is needed to confirm species ID.

Moved from Rove Beetles.

thank you, Dr Thayer

Proteinus? not sure
Moved from Beetles.

Yes, that's right
Proteinus indeed

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