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Tiniest Beetle - Eucinetus morio

Tiniest Beetle - Eucinetus morio
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
June 30, 2009
Size: 2mm
Yes, that is my screen that it's on. 1 square = 1.5mm.

Eucinetus morio
way to go, Ashley!
about size: this one is over 2 mm, which is a decent size for a beetle; the 'tiniest' ones are 0.2 to 1 mm :-]

The width of the elytral strigae make me lean more towards E. strigosus. Cannot say for sure without knowing the number of apical spurs on the metathoracic legs though.

Rats -
I don't think I got a good picture of the legs.

It would be hard for my macro lens to capture one of those! But you know I'll be keeping an eye out...

you're doing a great job
btw., many _A t o m a r i a_ are just over 1 mm -- thus, i guess, the name [from 'atom' -- a tiny particle]

Cute name convention, there. I hope to find one!

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