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Rove beetle - Diochus schaumi

Rove beetle - Diochus schaumi
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
November 12, 2009
A pair found mating in the tray under an indoor house plant. Also visible in this shot is a tiny (oribatid?) mite.

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Rove beetle - Diochus schaumi Diochus schaumi - male - female

Spelling change
To those of you with editor status,

I don't know where it started...but schaumii should actually be spelled 'schaumi' - I realize I've been perpetuating this improper spelling and I apologize


Thanks, Adam.

Moved from Beetles.

Actually Staphylininae
This is a very neat photo of Diochus schaumii, often collected from wet debris - so weird to find out this was in a house! The pronotal shape and its relative flatness is what first tipped me off - I was thinking of something Lobrathium-like (would make more sense in a house). Do you have any more photos of the couple together??



Thanks! - photo added...
it was hard to get a shot with both of them in focus. No idea how they got there--the plant was up on its own shelf, 4-5 feet off the floor and away from any other plants.

that's as far as I can go :)

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