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tiny beetle - Monotoma bicolor

tiny beetle - Monotoma bicolor
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
January 31, 2008
Size: ~2-3mm
Another tiny beetle from the side of a large flower pot in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat).

parallela has been synonymized with bicolor
still, the ID is tentative

Moved from Monotoma parallela.

Moved from Monotoma.

Monotoma cf. parallela LeConte

Great find
Great find, we only just added one of these thanks to Jeff Gruber

Grain beetle?
It looks similar to the genus Oryzaephilus, but the pronotum isn't right...
Perhaps it's a Silvanid beetle?

Short elytra and single antenna club segment.

Yes, Monotomidae
It does look to be in the genus Monotoma.

Thank you Dennis & Richard
for the genus ID.

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