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Shining Flower Beetle - Stilbus

Shining Flower Beetle - Stilbus
Skull Valley, 10 mi WSW of Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
August 15, 2015
Size: 2mm by 1.5mm
Very small beetle seen on white table cloth at night.


Thanks v belov for your review of my submission

Stilbus sp., something in the group around S. apicalis. There is more than one species in the southwest US, though.

around S. apicalis
Thanks for your input.

thanks for explaining
not a kind of id that justifies placing this image in the guide at species or even genus level
family is safe, tho

Moved from Stilbus apicalis.

I certainly understand. I have quit a few photo's of it. what views would help in it's ID?

how was that ID obtained? please elaborate

How ID'd:
I Googled it for " a very small Black Beetle" 2mm by 1.5mm.

At the time, I couldn't tell it was a 2 toned Brown Beetle, which was observed after magnification with camera & computer. I was surprised they found it !

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