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Trixagus sericeus  - Trixagus
Trixagus sericeus - Trixagus
Lantzville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
April 5, 2016
Size: 2.2mm
3 of 8 images of this specimen.
View of metasternum

Trixagus sericeus  - Trixagus
Trixagus sericeus - Trixagus
Lantzville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
April 5, 2016
Size: 2.2mm
2 of 8 images of this specimen.

Trixagus sericeus  - Trixagus
Trixagus sericeus - Trixagus
Lantzville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
April 5, 2016
Size: 2.2mm
1 of 8 images of this specimen.
Found on Mahonia aquifolium flowers in backyard.

I keyed this out using Yensens 1975 "A Revision of the North American Species of Trixagus Kugelann (Coleoptera: Throscidae)".

The prosternal carinae is distinctly incomplete and the ratio of pronotum in relation to elytra is 0.277 which clearly makes it T. sericeus.

This is a new species for the guide.

I tried to get pictures of all the right bits but none of them are all that great

Euplexia benesimilis
Euplexia benesimilis
Northkill Road north of Shartlesville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 17, 2013
A Berks County PA BG record, found on sheet with UV black light.

Millipedes mating - male - female
Millipedes mating - Male Female
Dallas, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
April 4, 2016
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Sorry for the blurriness but I figure I should include it because you can still see the general pattern of them.

Hooded Owlet (Cucullia sp.)? - Cucullia
Hooded Owlet (Cucullia sp.)? - Cucullia
Kelso Dunes, San Bernardino County, California, USA
March 25, 2016
Size: ~2cm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Came to mercury vapor light in desert dune habitat dominated by creosote

Millipedes mating - male - female
Millipedes mating - Male Female
Dallas, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
April 4, 2016
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
I found these two millipedes mating, I have seen this species before but I have never found any mating before.

Millipede - Cherokia georgiana
Millipede - Cherokia georgiana
Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, USA
November 28, 2015
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Millipede - Cherokia georgiana
Millipede - Cherokia georgiana
Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, USA
November 28, 2015
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

 Xylomoia chagnoni  - Xylomoia chagnoni
Xylomoia chagnoni - Xylomoia chagnoni
Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
July 8, 2015