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mystery beetle - Platycholeus

mystery beetle - Platycholeus
HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Lane County, Oregon, USA
July 1, 2013
Size: 2.5mm
Found in a in a forest-floor flight-interception trap sample. Balanced this specimen on some small stones to position it under the scope.

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Yes, Platycholeus, probably t
Yes, Platycholeus, probably the new species I am describing, which is known from that locality, but it's a female so ID is tentative. Usually under bark of conifer logs.

 
Want me to save other specimens if I get more?
I'd be happy to ship some off to you if that would be helpful...

 
Yes.
Especially if you get one or more males (the protarsi are widened a bit, and in this species the hind tibia is more curved and with a hook at the end.

=neat!!=
Moved from Beetles.

 
Thanks!!!
That's great to know. That's a new one for me! Cheers!

start in Leiodidae

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