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Spiny-legged Rove Beetle - Manda nearctica

Spiny-legged Rove Beetle - Manda nearctica
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
April 9, 2009
Size: 2-3mm
Outside my usual area of experiences. Assistance requested

Moved

Yes, Oxytelinae
This is Manda nearctica (the only known Nearctic Manda), previously known only from Florida and Georgia. Good new state record!

 
sweet... thanks a lot, Dr. Thayer -- that was fast!
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Moved

Rove Beetles
I'm moving to Staphylinoidea until I can sort this little bugger out.

I'd go with Oxytelinae, not s
I'd go with Oxytelinae, not sure about genus.

Adam

I See It Now
The short elytra was throwing me off. I see that's a characteristic of rove beetles. Thanks for redirection, guys.

How about
Siagonium?

 
imho, the antennae are too clubbed for S.
nice rove anyway

 
New Lens
New Lens :)

 
oh! congrats! you go, my Lord!
practice, practice! the Lent's over, now it's the Lens!

Outside mine too
but it looks like a species of Bledius.

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