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Minuscule beetle - Holoparamecus

Minuscule beetle - Holoparamecus
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
November 26, 2015
Size: < 1 mm
Exceedingly tiny: slightly less than 1 mm!! Found in a compost pile.

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Moved very tentatively...
looks familiar but can't quite put my finger on it at the moment. Will revisit. A more straight-on dorsal would help.

Moved from ID Request.

 
Thank you Blaine!
This beetle was so tiny that at first glance I thought it was a thrips or collembola. It never stop running and it was constantly going in and out of focus. After taking many shots, the images I submitted to BG were the best I could come up with. If I find another one, I will have to "put it down" to take a straight down dorsal shot. Thank you for your kind help and expertise.

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