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Catops sp? - Catops simplex

Catops sp? - Catops simplex
Bethlehem, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
May 22, 2007
Found under some scat.

Identified by Christopher Majka
His comments:
"This species is very similar to C. basilaris, but in C. simplex antennomere # 8 is longer, not thin and asymmetrically wedge-shaped as in C. basilaris. Also the elytra of C. simplex is dull and not shiny as in C. basilaris."


3mm is about the size of this one.

brown colour, size I guess 3mm
then: Sciodrepoides watsoni (antennae stouter than in the second species, in the guide already).

Boris, what do you think of
Christopher Majka's thinking this is a Catops sp., perhaps Catops basilaris Say?

Catops sp?
I think Christopher is probably right. The pronotum is a tiny bit constricted before base, I overlooked . . .

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