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ground beetle - Chlaenius sericeus

ground beetle - Chlaenius sericeus
4 miles east of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
May 10, 2004
This looks similar to Tom's Chlaenius sericeus.
Found underneath a doormat on front porch at night.

Chlaenius sericeus
Your ID is indeed correct. C. sericeus is pretty widespread, usually found under debris at the very edges of ponds, lakes, and other very damp situations. Very fast insects!

yes it was fast
I didn't get a shot from other angles because it was not pleased to be out in the open holding still while I photographed it -- it very quickly ran away.
Thanks for confirming the ID.

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