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Travertine beetle - Lutrochus laticeps

Travertine beetle - Lutrochus laticeps
Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
June 23, 2007
Size: 3-4mm
Collected from partially submerged rock in Milwaukee River. This individual was just above the water line on the rock, in amongst encrusted organic matter but plainly visible. I would like to thank carabid specialist Peter Messer for sharing his lutrochid knowledge with me and guiding me to these beetles.

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Moved
Moved from Lutrochus. This species is the only one listed by Downie and Arnett for Northeastern U.S. I believe the other two are in Texas and Arizona.

New Family for bugguide!
I've just scratched another one off the Beetle Family Wish List :-)

Moved
Page created. Thanks for posting these. Since there are only 3 species in the U.S., maybe a species ID is possible.