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beetle - Platysoma gracile

beetle - Platysoma gracile
4 miles east of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
June 8, 2005
Didn't measure it but my guess is approx. 5-10mm.
Resembles Platysoma at Cedar Creek here.

Moved from Platysoma.

Platysoma gracile, i suppose

I now agree :-)
Obviously I was lower on the learning curve in Dec. 2005 but found my own P. gracile six-plus months later.

i asked Jeff Gruber to check my histerid IDs -- he's the man

How about 4mm?
That would make it Cylistix sp., an histerid.

Platysoma is not elongate enough to be your beetle.

Don Chandler pointed out to me the following May that Cylistix and Platysoma are synonymous for this and other related "cylinderical" Histeridae.

Yes, it could easily have been 4mm. In this photo is was at the tip of a broken stem of a maple leaf I think, and that doesn't have a very large diameter.

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