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flood debris #15 - flea beetle - Chaetocnema minuta

flood debris #15 - flea beetle - Chaetocnema minuta
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
December 27, 2009
Size: 2.0mm

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Date?
Was it dead? Are the adults of these beetles around in December? I don't know their life cycle, so I thought I would ask.

 
live
it was most definitly alive when I caught it in Dec. The weather was a bit weird that time - +8" of snow followed by a big warm-up / rain / melt, resulting in a large puddle with lots of flotsum, from which this beetle was collected alive. Don't know if it could have just hatched during the thaw, but I'd rather suspect it was already "wintering" / hunkered down somewhere, prior to the snowstorm, and then got thawed-out and subsequently went rafting to stay above water. see here

Moved
Moved from Chaetocnema.

Moved
Moved from Flea Beetles.

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