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brown beetle - Contacyphon

brown beetle - Contacyphon
Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 2, 2005
Size: ~5mm

Moved from Cyphon.

Moved from Marsh Beetles.


This is a scirtid ("marsh") beetle, but I don't have enough details or material at hand to determine it to genus. My guess is Cyphon, but it's hard to say for sure. Several genera have greatly swollen hind femora, similar to the alticine chrysomelids- I'm guessing this does, but...


it is a Cyphon

family ID
Thanks Zack, at least I have a family to put this in now.

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