Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#167737
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
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...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/156504
Perhaps it's a Silvanid beetle?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/13072

 
Monotoma?
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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.