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Photo#1566865
ant-like leaf beetle - Emelinus melsheimeri - male

ant-like leaf beetle - Emelinus melsheimeri - Male
Webster Village, Harford County, Maryland, USA
July 29, 2018
Size: 2.1 mm
Attracted to MV lamp / blacklight left on overnight in rural residential neighborhood dominated by hardwoods (liriodendron, maple, oak, sweet gum). Antenna, size and zigzag pattern on elytra make me think perhaps Emelinus melsheimeri???

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Emelinus melsheimeri male is similar.
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A better suggestion
This is definitely closer than my suggestion...

 
Agree
Yes, Ken. Members of the genus Ptilinus range from 3-6 mm, whereas this beetle is only 2.1 mm. Plus this beetle has larger hind femora than those in Ptilinus.

Death-watch Beetle?
The antennae make me think of some of the death-watch beetles in the Ptilinae.

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