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Waterford, Stanislaus County, California, USA
July 8, 2017
Size: ~ .8 mm
Came to U/V lights, and captured by Jerry Wilson. Incredibly minute Minute Hooded Beetle? Confirmation/correction and further placement would be appreciated.

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Corylophid... Corylophid...

Hi Gary,
Your specimen measures smaller than the range I've seen reported for Sericoderus lateralis (0.9-1.1 mm), an introduced species with a wide distribution in North America. However it looks like a good fit, based on the dark median spot and acutely projected hind angles of the pronotum... Perhaps the abdomen is retracted more than typical?

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