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Hydrophilidae - Enochrus consors

Hydrophilidae - Enochrus consors
Medford, (~15 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 27, 2007
Size: ~6.5mm
Hydrophilidae - appears to key to Cymbiodyta using Dr. Epler's key for Florida beetles, but I'll have to confirm with Downie and Arnett - Corrections Welcome :)

came to UV light

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Moved from Enochrus.

Moved from Water Scavenger Beetles.

Thanks again, Andrew! I've collected quite a number of different Hydrophilidae from my place, but haven't seemed to post too many of them, and unlike the Dytiscidae, I also didn't get to work through the IDs of what I found over the past year. I'll try to get a few more posted over the next week.

Enochrus consors
This is a species of Enochrus, which is very distinctive in that the second (pseudobasal) segment of the maxillary palps bows backward, so the palps look somewhat elbowed. This particular species can be distinguished by the (mostly) black maxillary palps, which are cleary seen in the other shot, and the lack of a pale elytra and pronotal border (e.g. uniform coloration). This is not a very common species that far north--it is mostly a SE US species.