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beetle062018AM - Amphicrossus ciliatus

beetle062018AM - Amphicrossus ciliatus
Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
June 20, 2018

Moved, based on comment below
Pretty sure I see the "dorsal fins" too
Moved from Beetles.

Amphicrossus ciliatus

Nitidulidae, possibly Stelidota
would have preferred a more dorsal shot

 
Is a dorsal shot preferred fo
Is a dorsal shot preferred for all beetles, or is there something about this species that requires it for ID? I wish there was a "Guide to Photographing Preferred Features" for all insects and spiders!

 
You are in luck...

 
Perfect - thanks so much!
Perfect - thanks so much!

 
When I have time and a cooper
When I have time and a cooperative subject that I'm not sure how to id, I try to get dorsal, ventral, lateral, head, and sometimes butt shots.

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