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map beetle - Lyctus carbonarius

map beetle - Lyctus carbonarius
La Jolla, San Diego County, California, USA
May 10, 2008
Size: 3mm
Is this Lyctus planicollis? Or maybe a different Lyctus? I found it walking on a map when I returned to my brother's house after hiking in the Laguna Mtns. I'm not sure if it came from the Laguna Mtns, from La Jolla, or from somewhere in between.

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map beetle - Lyctus carbonarius map beetle - Lyctus carbonarius

from Andy Cline: "L. planicollis would be my best guess as well
"...This species is very widespread and exceptionally common."

Moved from Lyctus.

don't worry, these are alway all over the map...
i mean, they are easily spread with commerce, though i'm sure your trip was non-commercial by nature :]
planicollis sounds good, but must check with the experts first.

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