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Photo#380704
histerid - Carcinops pumilio

histerid - Carcinops pumilio
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
March 7, 2010
Size: 2.5mm
Beetle was buried in my compost pile feeding on a rotting pumpkin, in the company of a lot of others of its kind and some hydrophilids and nitidulids.

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histerid - Carcinops pumilio histerid - Carcinops pumilio histerid - Carcinops pumilio

Spots
What are those spots attached to it? Mites? Eggs?

 
mites?
I'm pretty sure they're mites (which are commonly seen on beetles)...

ID confirmed by Alexey Tishechkin
Moved from Carcinops.

Moved
Moved from Clown Beetles.

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