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Miniature Clerid - Tarsostenus univittatus

Miniature Clerid - Tarsostenus univittatus
Augustine Staging Area, Orange County, California, USA
August 17, 2018
Size: ~3mm
Completely dwarfed by Cymatodera cf. californica that was on the other side of the sheet.

Thanks both!
Interesting how we seem to get a good assortment of foreign species here. It is fairly isolated from nearby cities and towns. But it is a staging area so a lot of material is brought in and out.

PS. which one of you is it that always crops my photos completely? Is there some benefit to doing that? It doesn't show any more detail than it did with the square crop.

i regularly crop posted images
benefits: [1] users with regular accounts can see more detail (they are unable to access fill-size images); [2] cropped pics look much better on thumbnails; and [3] uncropped images won't be referred to third-party experts who have no BG accounts

I never crop...
if I feel it should be done, I leave a comment for the contributor to crop their own.

But I agree with Vasili's recommendations on why it should be done.

Cropping (2 of 2)
If I cropped this to a rectangle around the bug, there would be no change in detail because the height limit is already filled entirely by the bug.

Cropping (1 of 2)
But is the "complete crop" better than a square crop?
Same amount of detail is shown, in both thumbnail and main image. The only difference is that the full crop tends to create issues when linking the thumbnails, due to different size ratios. Example this image is now very tall and bumps the text in this message way down:

Moved tentatively
Moved from Checkered Beetles.

that was my first thought too

show it around
i'll check the collection later

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