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ID Request - which beetle? - Atinus

ID Request - which beetle? - Atinus
1.3 miles NW of Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
May 30, 2017
Very tiny and unlike any I have seen before.

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ID Request - which beetle? - Atinus ID Request - which beetle? - Atinus

thanks, Don --i stand corrected
Moved from Ctenisodes.

Atinus sp.
I think one of the undescribed ones, but not sure.

 
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Goodness, I wish I had been more careful with my photography and had captured it!

 
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Goodness, I wish I had been more careful with my photography and had captured it!

Moved tentatively
Moved from Ant-loving Beetles.

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Many thanks to both of you. A completely new Family for me! Would never have found it myself.

Moved for expert review to Pselaphinae
Moved from ID Request.

 
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Many thanks, a first for this Genus in Texas! Who would have thought.

 
Actually
Atinus monilicornis is known from Texas, but features in your photograph are not quite correct for that species.

must be in this vicinity I think

 
close
note the comments I made under that photo. Form of the metatibiae is critical, evenly widened and flat vs. somewhat clubbed apically.

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