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Pictured Rove Beetle - Thinopinus pictus

Pictured Rove Beetle - Thinopinus pictus
Pescadero State Beach, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 30, 2009
Note that the glossy squiggles on top of the middle abdominal segments are not flash or other lighting artifacts. They're the same in all the photos in the series. I don't know if there just superficial scratches...or perhaps tracks of some "cuticle-mining" nematode? (A probably too wild and imaginative speculation ...in analogy to leaf-miners. :-)

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