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Beetle - Heterhelus sericans

Beetle - Heterhelus sericans
El Dorado Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 24, 2010
Size: 2-3mm
Not uncommon on this flower.

Moved from Amartus tinctus.


Moved from ID Request.

I was thinking
it might be something in the Nitidulidae. However, on closer examination the antennae don't look to have enough of a club, so now I'm at a loss.

Guess I'll just have to wait and see what the experts have to say.

close, Ken
Looks like Brachypterus (or related, Kateretidae, formerly part of the Nitidulidae).

I'll take "close"
and proceed to learn about a new family of beetles. :)

Looks like a good match
Thanks for the ID Blaine. This one is a new family for me.

I collected my first Kateretidae this week!
It is here :-)

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