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Photo#193021
oval ground beetle - Oodes fluvialis

oval ground beetle - Oodes fluvialis
Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
June 19, 2008
Size: about 12 mm
Found a couple of these oval-shaped ground beetles down in the wet, rotting leaves at the water's edge in a small, shallow pond in mixed woods. This microhabitat was full of life, the most abundant of which were adult Scir*tidae.

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Moved
Moved from Oodes.

Moved
Moved from Ground Beetles.

Thanks, Don and Peter
for confirming Brad's suspicions. I'll move it to genus.

Oodes?
We'll see what Peter Messer thinks, but I'm thinking tribe Oodini, maybe genus Oodes or Stenocrepis.

 
Oodes fluvialis vs brevis
is what image habitus and large body size suggest. Both species are known from NH. Previous name "O. americanus fluvialis" was replaced by Yves Bousquet in his Revision of Nearctic Oodini (1996). I would need specimen in hand to separate species reliably.

 
It does have that Oodes shape
and it didn't strike me as an Ama*ra.

 
Oodes sp.
It is an Oodes.

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