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histerid 2 - Atholus nubilus

histerid 2 - Atholus nubilus
Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
June 21, 2005
Size: 4 mm
Keying led to Atholus (truncate anterior edge of mesosternum) but it doesn't really look like any Atholus in the guide. Maybe it should be considered "feebly" emarginate, which would lead to Hister?

[Even though I don't think it's Hister, using (1), it would key to H. depurator (3 entire dorsal striae, lateral stria of metasternum as in H. depurator, metepimeron without lateral striae). But seems too small in size and the mesosternum is shaped differently. Doesn't seem to be a match for any of the Atholus spp. in that publication.]

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histerid 2 - Atholus nubilus histerid 2 - Atholus nubilus

Moved from Clown Beetles. Keys to A. pollutus, which seems to be synonymized with A. nubilus.

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