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Histerid - Aeletes simplex

Histerid - Aeletes simplex
Abraham's Woods SNA, Green County, Wisconsin, USA
June 3, 2000
Size: .9mm
Collected in flight-intercept trap (25 May-3 June 2000) in hardwood forest.

All pics taken with automontage system. Actual montaging done with CombineZM.

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Histerid - Aeletes simplex Histerid - Aeletes simplex

very nice,
and a brown clown too! I still can't believe how you can position these tiny beetles so well.

 
practice, practice, practice
Thanks Tim.

My interests these days lie mostly in the very small to minute range. So I end up pointing 80-90% of the insects I curate. You just need a relatively fresh specimen, a good set of tools and practice. Oh, and a relatively steady hand to use the minuten tool to tease out the antennae and legs once the specimen is mounted. All this work is done through the scope of course.

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