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Photo#1257559
Phalacridae? - Phalacrus - female

Phalacridae? - Phalacrus - Female
9 miles N. Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA
June 16, 1959
Size: ~ 1.4 mm
Collected at Berry Creek. Specimen held at WWUC. Thought this was a minute male Coccinellid, but was corrected to Phalacridaea? Confirmation/correction, and further placement would be appreciated.

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Phalacridae? - Phalacrus - female Microweisea? - Phalacrus - female

Moved

Female Phalacrus
Pitchy-black coloration and a large scutellar shield are good characters for this genus. Also, females have a distinctive ovipositor with hooked, heavily sclerotized gonocoxae, visible here.

Moved
Moved from Lady Beetles.

No Coccinellids with this morphology
Have a look in Phalacridae.

 
Thank for the help..
Appreciate the assistance..