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Ground Beetle - Badister micans

Ground Beetle - Badister micans
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 8, 2008
Size: 6mm

Thanks for another species id!

Moved from Ground Beetles.

Licinini - Badister
based on dorsally notched left mandible; comes down to just a few species.

Badister ocularis
based on my examination of this specimen. Combination of larger size (> 5.6 mm), somewhat wider pronotum, right mandible tip oblique (not truncated) separates it from similar B. grandiceps and B. reflexus. Thanks Tom.

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