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Photo#102332
Extremely Small beetle - Orthoperus

Extremely Small beetle - Orthoperus
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
April 6, 2007
Size: ~1 mm
On an oak tree. Thought it was a mite at first. Sorry for the photo.

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Extremely Small beetle - Orthoperus Extremely Small beetle - Orthoperus

Moved

Corylophidae, yes!
:-)

I'll put my chips on Corylophidae,
or Minute Hooded Beetles. This one has more distinct antennomeres in its club. Compare.

This is a *great* photo btw. I'm a little envious :-)

 
it's safe to move to the Orthoperus page
*

 
... ah, that was my second gu
... ah, that was my second guess... I hope another fly/beetle gets posted soon... I don't like going to bed on a misidentification.

Looking in American Beetles, the shape matches most closely with Gleosoma... 5 spp. ... but there are others that are similar enough that I could be wrong (again)

... and likewise on this being a great pic... puts my blurry pics of this group to shame

 
Thanks for the ID, everyone!
And the compliments. This was the best I could do with my macro. Thanks again!

Anobiidae maybe... somewhere
Anobiidae maybe... somewhere near Byrrhodes?

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