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Eleodes sp. - Eleodes littoralis

Eleodes sp. - Eleodes littoralis
Oso Flaco Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
December 7, 2014
Size: ~7mm
Found on dead wood under silver lupine in coastal sandy back dune habitat


Moved tentatively; hope experts agree
Moved from ID Request.

Did some looking...
Based on size & appearance E. littoralis looks like a really good match?

yes sure you must be right, good call
sorry wasn't subscribed, noticed the move by accident --otherwise i'd have had moved it as suggested

I think this is something different. I've seen what I think are E. osculans and they run about 3-4x the size of these. These were also much narrower proportionally, but I couldn't get one in position for a good straight down shot. The size is a "guestimation" on my part, but if I erred I'd say I over-estimated rather than under. They were smaller than a lot of the pill bugs they were sharing the wood with.

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