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Beetles with their shirts untucked - Anorus parvicollis

Beetles with their shirts untucked - Anorus parvicollis
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 15, 2009
Size: 7mm
at the patio light. All of them had the tips of the clear wings showing

Moved from Anorus arizonicus.

Wish I'd been there.
I've yet to collect this family, plus the chance to search for and find the females would have been exciting.

Moved from Anorus.

this is certainly Anorus ariz
this is certainly Anorus arizonicus, and if they're coming in in large numbers, I'd be out in the dark looking for their larviform females; they remain 1934 Rare North American Coleoptera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 60:317-326

I know, I've tried
But these from my house and the bigger one from Sabino may not both be the same sp

from Matt Gimmel:
"This thing knocked around in my brain for upwards of an hour before I determined it to be the karumiinae dascillid Anorus. Crystal Maier confirmed this ID for me using Mike Ivie's collection (we have only one ragged CA specimen here). Three described species in the southwest. A new subfamily for the guide!"

I completely missed this post!
Thank you so much - and Dr. Gimmel and collegue!The beetles are still turning up by the hundreds at the light. I can see how they get ragged in collections - they start out ragged. But if anyone wants them frozen and in a swap of tissue with alcohol for transport - I can get them right now.

i'll tell Matt --
-- please keep'em anyway, you'll make many people happy, i believe

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