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unknown beetle - Clypastraea biguttata

unknown beetle - Clypastraea biguttata
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
May 16, 2008
Size: 1.5 mm
Caught in several Lindgren traps through town, I initially thought it was another nitidulid...


you seem to have multiple individuals -- are there any with more contrasting elytral pattern (maculae)? could you also provide [1] a good ventral shot to see the prosternum + [2] sworn statement re: antennomere count? :))))) (10 vs 11)
i just want to bring this guy home (i strongly suspect C. biguttata)

there are several that have very good elytral maculae, although I have one that has elytra completely dark, and I managed to count 11 segments on one of the maculated specimens...Any help?

let's settle for C. biguttata (LeConte, 1879) then

corylophid, rather
Clypastraea or Arthrolips

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