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Nomenclatural changes in the Nearctic Ochodaeinae and description of two new genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae)
By Paulsen M.J.
Insecta Mundi 0021: 1-13, 2007
Cite: 372193
The source on which the treatment of the Ochodaeidae in the Guide is based -- and otherwise an interesting and useful paper about an interesting yet quite useless group... (among the cutest ones ever, too, if you ask me.)
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I had to see them since you said they're cute
I liked this one the best:

Pretty cute, I will admit!

 
collected them at lights a few times in C. Asian deserts
i like my beetles small, robust, unassuming, moderately pubescent -- in other words, classy, practical, space-efficient, and low-maintenance. i have an exceptionally good taste in beetles and art and exceptionally bad one in most other things.

 
I like that
And bad tastes are always in the eye of the beholder anyways. I think all my tastes are good...and I don't care who thinks otherwise, lol.

 
but i, too, can show uncharacteristic restraint
i didn't bite Ron's plastic-toys-vs-wood bait, did i?

 
(laughing)
Mmm, well technically you have...twice now! Once when you alluded to it and twice now with this new comment. I'm just being a smart@ss. :)

 
let's stick to the Ochodaeidae, dear.
:)))

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