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Wrack-heap Corylophidae - Sericoderus lateralis

Wrack-heap Corylophidae - Sericoderus lateralis
Odiorne State Park, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
September 22, 2007
Size: about 1.2 mm
Collected by sifting wrack deposits along the rocky coast at the annual all-taxa BioBlitz hosted by the Seacoast Science Center. I could have had live ones to photograph but I killed them just as our beetle expert was putting away his scope and now must shoot and post to get IDs of these dead specimens.

This appears to be neither of the species already on the Bioblitz checklist.


Andrew Cline: Sericoderus lateralis
Your critter looks like Sericoderus lateralis (Gyllenhal). I can't be 100% for sure without seeing some microsculpture markings and the male genitalia, but it looks to be that species.

Hope all is well with you. I'm off to Bolivia next week for some tropical collecting!



(Andy has been working on a world catalog of Corylophidae during the past year or so.)

Serico*derus sp???
But of course, I better keep from guesses in this family :-)

I know someone who was studying corylophids. I'll see if I can get him to venture a guess.

Looks like these little guys are wearing their life jackets (air-trapping setae).

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