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green coleop - Heterhelus abdominalis

green coleop - Heterhelus abdominalis
Chamblee, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
April 22, 2010
Size: 2 mm
Again, better images are going to have to wait a week or so. In the meantime, here it is...

At first, I thought this was the nitidulid, Meligethes, but looking at the antennae I am not so sure. Nitidulids usually have a more compact antennal club. Thoughts/suggestions/identifications appreciated.

All the beetle collecting I have done and I am stumped! LOL

Moved from Beetles.

Thanks everyone! An exciting find for me, to say the least!

Looks a lot like Heterhelus. Would seek other opinions though.

great call
all i can tell the beetle looks like a very good match to Dr Price's pic of H. abdominalis (treated as Boreades abdominalis in(1), but i trust Michele's pages better)

No wonder I was stumped; never collected kateretids before!

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