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Photo#141814
Collops

Collops
Orient Point/Orient Beach State Park, Suffolk County, New York, USA
August 30, 2007
Size: 5mm +/-
On sand and cobble area with misc. vegetation, set back from bay beach.
Note apparent "fuzz" on elytra.
Active - hard to photograph.

Moved

can be safely moved to Collops genus page
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ok, thanks. Will do.
ok, thanks. Will do.

In bugguide . . .
it is a subfamily of Melyridae. The array of genera your beetle possibly belongs to is wider than the two named by Francesco.
Yours seems to be a female, and in them, genus placement is always difficult (many genera based on male sexual characters).

 
Thanks. What about Collops n
Thanks. What about Collops nigriceps as a possibility?
I appreciate all of your comments, on this and others. Glad someone finds them of such interest.

 
"What about Collops nigriceps
"What about Collops nigriceps as a possibility?"

The C.nigriceps in the guide have the pronotum all red . . .

 
ok - thanks. Good point.
ok - thanks. Good point.

Malachiidae
It's a Soft-winged Flower Beetle, genus Anthocomus or Malachius.

 
Thanks for your help. I didn
Thanks for your help. I didn't have a clue on this one.

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