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His*terid - Psilopyga nigripennis

His*terid - Psilopyga nigripennis
Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
September 24, 2008

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His*terid - Psilopyga nigripennis Histerid - Psilopyga nigripennis

What size
is this beetle?


thank you vassiliv and Blaine

Better pictures
I agree with v belov. You must try to improve your photography; you have some great stuff, so it is worth getting good pictures.
Ask for help in the forums; lots of people are willing to help. You could link to this image, for instance, and tell what camera you used and what settings and I am sure that somebody will be able to give you some tips. Even if you don't know that information some people can figure it out in many cases. Please, do it; some of your bugs are too valuable not to give it a try.

Jody -- this is a great, great find: Psilopyga nigripennis LeC.
the first image of this genus on BG! pleeease try to get better pix of it -- and keep an eye out for them. Thank you for this wonderful addition.

Moved from ID Request.

oh boy
I've found about 8 more in the same place, still no histrina though. pics coming soon...

scratch that- found a histrin
scratch that- found a histrina yesterday (i think). Are there any other species in my area?

i don't think so... just these two

dont think
this is a histerid. maybe some kind of nitidulid, but hard to tell from this angle and lighting.

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