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Photo#384946
Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria

Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria
Kennedy Meadows, South Fork of the Kern River, Tulare County, California, USA
July 31, 1986
Size: 1.5 mm
This came to my UV light.

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Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria Something tiny, near Hydrophilidae? - Chaetarthria

Moved
Moved from Cercyon.

Cercyon
something new for the guide...will check the keys for this one.

 
I collected it because I had
I collected it because I had never seen a hydrophilid this small before.

 
Correction...
This is a Chaetarthria- I didn't notice this before, but note the very long hairs lining the posterior margin of the 1st abdominal sternum (in the ventral). The very convex body outline is also another give-away. Based on color and size, I suspect this is C. pallida but not sure what other species are found in CA. One of the missing Hydrophilid genera..Thanks!

 
looks like...
C. pallida I collected in AZ.

 
I did notice the fringe of lo
I did notice the fringe of long hairs along the posterior margin of the first segment while I was taking the pictures. Thanks for the identification.

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