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Infested beetle - Germarostes globosus

Infested beetle - Germarostes globosus
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
April 30, 2010
Size: ~ 6 mm
When I first saw this small fellow with my naked eye, I thought it was an unusual brown spotted beetle. Once I got him in the viewfinder, I felt sorry for him. Do they make Off for beetles?

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Infested beetle - Germarostes globosus Infested beetle - Germarostes globosus

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Awesome pic of an interesting, non-commonly seen beetle! Thanks! The mites are phoretic and using the beetle for transportation.

 
i'm kinda proud to have pushed Steve to post the pix...
...from the delugional area!
i saw these on a few occasions, in groups of 3-6, around the nearby picnic area -- and only learned much later that they are in fact not that common at all

 
I guess
that I am going to have to pay more attention to the smaller beetles as I really don't know how many of these I have actually seen.

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