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Red-headed ground beetle - Chlaenius emarginatus

Red-headed ground beetle - Chlaenius emarginatus
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 1, 2016
Took this photo and the next two nights after the first one, but in the same location, so am guessing that it was the same individual beetle. I saw it a few more times later in the month. Curious about the brown fuzz on the elytrae, is that supposed to be there? At first I thought maybe it was dirt or something, but I see traces of it in other pics of this species, so maybe mine is just very freshly emerged and the fuzz wears off on older specimens....

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