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Photo#381102
rove beetle - Quedius curtipennis

rove beetle - Quedius curtipennis
Woodford, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
April 1, 2010
Size: 12mm
Found in leaf litter near a stream.

Images of this individual: tag all
rove beetle - Quedius curtipennis rove beetle head close up - Quedius curtipennis rove beetle scutellum - Quedius curtipennis

Moved
Moved from Quedius.

This is Quedius, subgenus Que
This is Quedius, subgenus Quedius, but I would need a head shot and/or a scutellum shot, to go further with the key. Could be curti*pennis


Adam

 
Close ups added
Hopefully the shots of the head and scutellum do the trick:-)

 
Hi Tom, Even though the s
Hi Tom,

Even though the scutellum looks kind of punctate, I'll just pass this off as photo artefact, the head shot is distinctive for curtipennis, an introduced species. There are two pairs of punctures between the eyes, and in this case (and usually) one of those pairs is doubled up.

Cheers,
Adam

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.
I'm keeping Adam busy:-)

special Quedius
i'm sure Adam can tell sp.

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