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Photo#94648
something in Cucujoidea? - Ahasverus new

something in Cucujoidea? - Ahasverus new
Medford, (~15 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 26, 1989
Size: ~2.2mm
I don't recognize a family for this on sight, so help, please. The "beaded" lateral margin of the pronotum is interesting - is that the key?

came to blacklight

Images of this individual: tag all
something in Cucujoidea? - Ahasverus new something in Cucujoidea? - Ahasverus new something in Cucujoidea? - Ahasverus new

Moved per Mike Thomas's pers. comm.
Moved from Ahasverus rectus.

Moved - Thanks Mike!
Moved from Ahasverus.

Moved
Moved from Ahasverus.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Silvanidae - Ahasverus advena
:-)

 
Thanks Boris
Downie and Arnett ref for my local states A. advena: "front angles of pronotum each with distinct tooth", and lists 2 other Ahasverus without "markedly toothed", including A. longulus: "pronotum quadrate". I realize A. advena is probably more common than the other 2. Any thoughts?

Thanks for getting me looking in the right direction!

 
You are correct to doubt A. advena
Which of the other two U.S. species it is I don't know; need a better shot of the head and pronotum. The most common and widespread "wild" species is A. rectus.

 
Thanks Mike,
I tried to post some better images of the pronotum and head. Please let me know if those are of any help.
Thks

 
Yes
Ahasverus rectus