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Photo#108272
red-ab, red-pronotum rove - Olisthaerus substriatus

red-ab, red-pronotum rove - Olisthaerus substriatus
Jefferson Notch Road, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
May 5, 2007
Size: 6.5 - 8 mm
Along with Tom Murray I found two of these under fir bark while looking for the extremely rare Pyt*ho stric*tus at and near Jefferson Notch.

The elytra appear almost striated.

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Found five more.
That makes seven in all. I'm giving two to Don Chandler, one to Richard Lareau and two to Staphylinidae authority Margaret Thayer who wants to do DNA sequencing on them. I will consider sending one or two to some other worthy recipient(s).

well . . .
seems what is true for Europe, is true for North America! The ID is safe, Nearctica lists only two species, which seem to be holarctic in distribution. A drawing of the second species, megacephalus, shows it has a much larger head.

Will be the first life pictures of this genus, probably . . .

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.

nice, nice, new subfamily!
Olisthaerinae: Olisthaerus, probably O.substriatus; compare:
Rare guys in Europe!

 
Oh boy! Thanks, Boris.
That species is the only Olisthaerus listed for New Hampshire. I guess substriatus refers to those almost-striated elytra.

 
very rare
Keep it for me please if you still have it.

 
You can have both specimens, Don :-)
I may well find more next time I go up there.

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