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Ernobiinae 01a - Xestobium affine

Ernobiinae 01a - Xestobium affine
Near Curlew Lake, ~10 miles Northest of Republic, Ferry County, Washington, USA
April 6, 2008
Size: ~5mm
A small beetle which has been resting on the chisel in my windowsill for a number of days now. The head is an odd saddle shape.

Photographed Near Curlew Lake, ~10 miles North of Republic, ~20 miles South of the Canadian Border, ~150 miles east of the Cascades.

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Ernobiinae 01a - Xestobium affine Ernobiinae 01b - Xestobium affine Ernobiinae 01c - Xestobium affine

has to be Xestobium affine LeConte 1874
Moved from Xestobium.

Moved from Ernobiinae.

Ate your chisel?:-)
Seriously, you should look for a pile (or piles) of sawdust in your workshop and see what wooden object this critter is emerging from (like the handle of your chisel, perhaps?). There may be more of these coming soon.

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