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Photo#358196
Corylophidae, lateral - Orthoperus

Corylophidae, lateral - Orthoperus
Iowa, USA
Size: 1- mm
Terrible photos. But I thought maybe the overall shape, convex on both dorsal and ventral, the little structures at the base of the eyes and the short fringe on both edges of the wings might help. I could not gently nudge the antennae or the legs away from the body so can't say anything about them. I ened up destroying the little beetle in the process of trying to see it better.

I can't say for sure which state, Iowa or Minnesota, it came from or what date (summer 2009). I found it in one of my rearing jars which had sunflowers from the 2 states, added at various dates.

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Corylophidae, lateral - Orthoperus Corylophidae, head - Orthoperus Corylophidae, ventral - Orthoperus Corylophidae - Orthoperus Corylophidae, wing  - Orthoperus Little Coleoptera  - Orthoperus

missed this one, sorry
Moved from ID Request.

 
Frass
I was going to frass this after ID because I have no precise information to accompany it. What say you?

possibly
Phalacridae. Wouldn't move to family page (or further) though without specifics of collection.

 
Don't worry,
no place, no date, no specimen: I'll frass in a while.
I think of the little Phalacrididae as having a flat or concave ventral side. Too bad I couldn't see anything much.

 
yeah...
that convex venter has me perplexed too...

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