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Photo#329275
Histerid - Margarinotus purpurascens

Histerid - Margarinotus purpurascens
Coquitlam River, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
August 26, 2009
Size: 5 mm
From carrion-baited pitfall trap placed near the river.
Magarinotus?

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Margarinotus purpurascens (Herbst)
Keyed from Bousquet & Laplant (2006). An introduced Palearctic species presently reported only from southwestern BC. This is actually a relatively easy species to identify as the ill-defined red elytral maculations are distinctive among the North American Margarinotus.

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I can't tell what species it is from these images. You should be able to use Bousquet and Laplante's treatment to key it out readily.

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