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ID ??? - Thylodrias contractus

ID ??? - Thylodrias contractus
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
February 26, 2008
Size: 3.85mm
Found in stock supply room of old building. Could be this or that, possibly imported in shipments. Any suggestions?

More info:
After reviewing the image of the male by Brad Barnd and his comments on location, here is a bit of coincidence for the female specimen.

It was found in a genetics laboratory, another genetics lab shares the floor and works with Drosophila. Always a lot of lost flies (dead or floating in beverages) around.

Nice find!
I think this is a female Thylodrias contractus beetle. See this page. Cool beetle! And great pic.

That's what it is: the Odd Beetle. Males have wings and look very different. There is a male in the guide.

Good thing it is already identified. I wouldn't have known even what 'order' to put it in! LOL!

When first...
put under a lense, I was completely without a direction. After the help of attentive individuals, it is obvious that I was off by a magnitude of orders. ;)>

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