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Photo#137389
small spotted beetle - Litargus sexpunctatus

small spotted beetle - Litargus sexpunctatus
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 11, 2007
Size: ~2.8mm
need some help with this one - not sure what family to look at. (had trouble getting decent images also)

Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles?

came to UV light

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Moved
Moved from Litargus.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Yes, Mycetophagidae.
At first glance it looked like Lita*rgus tetra*spilotus, then I noticed the spots went beyond tetra :-) It is the shape and the neat rows of setae that say Mycetophagidae to me.

 
Litargus sexpunctatus
Thanks for the lead Jim. FromDownie and Arnett, this one keyed easily to Litargus sexpunctatus Say.

Another new species for BugGuide :)

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