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Beetle family ID - Dasytes plumbeus

Beetle family ID - Dasytes plumbeus
Richmond, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August 1, 2017
Size: 4~5mm
Just want to find out which family does it belong to.

Moved

Moved tentatively
Moved from Dasytinae.

Probably Dolichosoma foveicolle...
...but the image isn't quite crisp enough. Relatively large size makes sense for that species.

Was the habitat marshy?

 
thanks, Matt
that was my first instinct, too

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks all, actually I didn't
Thanks all, actually I didn't notice the beetle when I took the shot. It is cropped to pixel size. The location is on the edge of a pond in a park.

 
Pond edge
This is further corroboration of the ID. Dolichosoma foveicolle is unique (as far as I know) among NA dasytines in being partial to wet areas.

 
Update
Giving this a second look, I'm now leaning towards this being an introduced Dasytes, probably D. plumbeus.

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