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small brown beetle - Cryptophilus seriatus

small brown beetle - Cryptophilus seriatus
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
March 12, 2020
Size: ca. 3 mm
Found on compost bin.

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Looks familiar but I cannot immediate place it. You can start in Tenebrionoidea or Cucujoidea.

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Cryptophagus? Typhaea??
too blurry for an id

 
that was my first thought too
thanks
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or...
how about Cryptophilus seriatus?

 
This ID seems promising.
The light colored "epaulettes" on the elytra are universal to these small beetles, which I have seen daily for the past three days on the compost bin. Cryptophilus seriatus looks most like these beetles. I'll try to move one to better light to get a sharper photo.

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