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Black beetle from motel pool - Pedilus lugubris

Black beetle from motel pool - Pedilus lugubris
Jefferson Notch area, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
May 26, 2007
Size: about 6.8 mm
Fished this one out of the Jefferson Notch Motel swimming pool on a warm afternoon following a warm buggy night. At first I thought it might be Pedi*llus but now I'm unsure. This was some of the many collateral benefits in my Forest Service-approved search for Py*tho str*ictus.

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Moved
Moved from Pedilus.

Pedilus lugubris (Say)
Yep, a female of Pedilus lugubris (Say).

 
Thanks, Dan. Tom too :-)
Very glad to see you on bugguide. Dan, if I could add something to your personal or bio page so those unfamiliar with you would know who you are, I would. However, you are the only one who can do that. If you would click on your name and add a line or two of personal ID, or maybe a link to a Web page about you somewhere, it would introduce you to some of us dabblers

Moved to Pedilus
Moved from Beetles.

After further comparing this beetle's shape to that of Pedilus pyrochoids I think that's what it is.

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