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Photo#339481
seaweed beetle - Cercyon fimbriatus

seaweed beetle - Cercyon fimbriatus
Ano Nuevo State Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
September 20, 2009
Size: ~3mm
Found lots of these underneath seaweed along the beach. This one I photographed on my finger. Is this a hydrophilid? Maybe Cercyon?

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Moved
Moved from Cercyon.

right on; reminds me of C. laminatus Sharp
will kill for a good ventral [always a huuuge plus with hydrophilids]

Moved from Beetles.

 
ventral view
I added one here of a different individual:

 
thanx -- now i can see this is not laminatus...
...so we're back to square one!

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