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Photo#272435
Very small Carabid - Bembidion

Very small Carabid - Bembidion
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 2, 2009
Size: 3 mm
at blacklight

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Bembidion
Dr Maddison's domain

 
Yes, Bembidion
likely in the so-called versicolor species group of subgenus Furcacampa based in part on mosaic pattern on elytra. I like the choice of perpendicular dorsal views but wish the images were larger and clearer (focused) to see detail. Very small body size I'm sure presents a challenge to your camera system.

 
This is all I can do
with the live one. Even chilled, they run. I'll try to photograph it when it's frozen

 
I didn't realize insect was active.
Under those field-like conditions don't expect to get many shots that are identifiable to species level by experts.

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