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Photo#121928
Myrmecophilous hister beetle - Psiloscelis perpunctata - female

Myrmecophilous hister beetle - Psiloscelis perpunctata - Female
Wood County SWA, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
May 11, 2007
Size: 5-7mm

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Elytra placement
The way the elytra open on this beetle is bizzare looking, almost robotic. Do a lot of hister beetles do that?

 
Some at least do.
My theory is that their elyra form a lift wing like in an airplane or bird.

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from Psiloscelis.

Moved
Moved from Clown Beetles.

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