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Photo#1005066
Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa

Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa
Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
July 15, 2014
Size: 5mm
Collected in carrion trap at a restored sand prairie. This was the only specimen.

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Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa

Squirrels
According to the info page this species is found in Spermophilus burrows. The genus has recently been split. What sorts of ground squirrels live in the area? You are within the range of 13-lined (now Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) and Franklin's (Poliocitellus franklinii), plus the groundhog and two species of chipmunks which may taste the same to beetles.

Also look for Eutrichota flies associated with rodent burrows.

Moved
Great find! Very uncommonly encountered, at least up here in WI.

Moved from Clown Beetles.

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