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Worth-a-second-look beetles. Uh, make that bugs. - Corimelaena

Worth-a-second-look beetles. Uh, make that bugs. - Corimelaena
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
July 13, 2008
Size: guess 3-4mm
On a casual walkby, these critters looked like frass. On closer inspection, they're personable and nicely striped.

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Worth-a-second-look beetles. Uh, make that bugs. - Corimelaena Negro Bugs - Corimelaena Negro Bugs - Corimelaena

Third time's a charm
your beetles are bugs. Maybe near here

I think at least Thyreocoridae for sure.

 
Thanks. I should take my own advice about the line down the back
Looks good, John. I think they're good to go to genus - Cormelaena.

 
Key

 
Thanks again.
I can never make sense out of keys. No scientist here, basically just a hiker.

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