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Photo#379880
rove beetle - Philonthus lomatus

rove beetle - Philonthus lomatus
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 26, 2010
Size: 6.8mm
Found in leaf litter at the edge of a brook.

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Moved
Moved from Philonthus.
Adam, thanks for taking a look at the second picture and coming up with the species ID.

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.

Something in Philonthus, hard
Something in Philonthus, hard to place further without another angle.

-Adam

 
Another angle
I just added another picture. Hope it helps.

 
This appears to be Philonthus
This appears to be Philonthus lomatus, found in a variety of habitats. This and the species close to it are sometimes very tricky to separate even under a microscope (and even after dissection! :/ ). Luckily, lomatus is the largest and broadest of them, and is the best fit.

Cheers,
Adam

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