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Photo#262558
Small beetle - Byturosomus fuscus

Small beetle - Byturosomus fuscus
Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
March 31, 2009
Size: around 5 mm

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Moved tentatively; good match to Byturosomus fuscus (LeC.) type
Moved from Dasytinae.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

I lean towards Melyridae
(Dasytinae mentioned is a subgroup of that family) and can tell, it is no Kateretid for sure.

Moving -
to Coleoptera for now...

I'm going to venture Katerida
I'm going to venture Kateridae

beats me.
a dasytine? a bup? i'd die for a sharper pic

 
delayed response...
I only have one other and it isn't much better, but I just posted it.