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False Darkling Beetle - Dircaea liturata

False Darkling Beetle - Dircaea liturata
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
September 8, 2008
Size: 8-10 mm
This looks like a Pleasing Fungus Beetle but not familar with this pattern. I need some guidance. Thanks

Dircaea liturata
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Thanks
Some of the smallest are the most interesting. Also, a first for Alabama

 
to me any beetle over 5 mm is large :-]
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Ditto here
To me, small is small is 3mm to 2mm, tiny is 2mm to 1mm, and under 1mm is minute. There are no rules though :-).

 
We Are In Accord
I agree with you all. I'm always amazed when viewing a photograph of a night visitor only to find several smaller ones I didn't see when shotting. Can't wait to get a close-up lens to do the tiny buggers justice they deserve.

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