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Beetle: Woodshed camper - Necrophilus hydrophiloides

Beetle: Woodshed camper - Necrophilus hydrophiloides
Eugene; River Rd area, Lane County, Oregon, USA
March 2, 2016
Size: 12 mm
Which similar family makes the dorsal shot so critical. So thrilled with your assistance ..THANK YOU. How do I see the comments at the ID-Request page?

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dorsal shot
I think you'll find that the beetle editors always prefer to see a straight down dorsal shot of pretty much any beetle. It helps to see things like the size relationship between the elytra and prothorax, etc.

 
straight-down dorsal shots
Steve. Thanks! OK, I will work in that direction. Getting them legs-down (in alcohol), my current process, is very difficult. Flat on the back, so much easier than flat on their bellies (with legs every which way). The agyrtidae specimen I had to hold between thumb and index. getting the dorsal on this ptinid was also an uphill. Will work on that, thanks.

 
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Moved, Necrophilus hydrophiloides
Moved from ID Request.

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