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Carabid - Omophron tessellatum

Carabid - Omophron tessellatum
Kohler-Andrae SP, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
June 29, 2006
Collected in/on moist sand under wood chunk on Lake Michigan beach.

Expertly mounted and imaged by my friend Nicolas Gompel. Pics taken with automontage system.

Moved from Round Sand Beetles.

Omophron tessellatum
- one of four species of Omophron that I'm aware of in WI and second in abundance after O. americanum. Such a beautiful photograph! What is the average time required to produce such an image? Please submit more automontaged carabids to BugGuide. Thanks.

I love that genus! And I love
I love that genus! And I love the way you photograph the beetles! Great job!

Thanks Martin. These are very cool. Especially when you get to see them run around in the wild.

I will pass your compliments on to my friend Nicolas.

Back in Europe I used to col
Back in Europe I used to collect Oomophron limbatum, the only central European species. It is a very "picky" species, likes sand and good natural habitats...

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