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Limnichidae? - Enneboeus marmoratus

Limnichidae? - Enneboeus marmoratus
Noe Valley, San Francisco County, California, USA
September 26, 2017
Size: 3 mm
Found at lights at night. I've been finding this sort of beetle for weeks, but finally collected a couple. This is a live image of one of them - any ideas? I believe Boris Buche thought they might be limnichids... I will try to add some specimen photos soon.

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Moved
Moved from Cryptic Fungus Beetles.

Det. M. Gimmel (with help from O Merkl and A Johnston) from these specimens.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Hmmm...
The antennae and general appearance aren't quite right for Limnichidae. This looks rather suspiciously like an archeocrypticid. Definitely deserves a ventral shot, if possible, plus any other views you're able to manage. If my suspicions are correct, this would be a new family record for California, likely a recent arrival especially considering the locality.

 
Thanks -
added a bunch of specimen photos. I can take more angles if needed. I'm also happy to mail the specimens to you or to drop them off at CAS.

 
Archeocrypticidae
Without a doubt. Obviously distinct from the southeastern species, too. I would be very interested to see them.

 
Great -
thanks for your help - how interesting! You can email me and let me know the address and I'll send them to you in the mail - my email address is on my profile page.

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