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Photo#410727
Big Staphylinid - Quedius explanatus

Big Staphylinid - Quedius explanatus
Mnt Lemmon, Catalinas, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
June 12, 2010
Size: 17 mm

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Quedius (Megaquedius) explanatus
I know this one because I too collected it high in the Catalina Mnts!!!

 
yesss

 
Great! Thanks everyone!

 
Palisades
now I remember, mine were under rocks at the Palisades visitor center on Mt Lemmon!

 
These were high up
meadow trail on top of the mountain - burned area in picture with carab.

ouch! looks a lot like Velleius dilatatus to me...
dunno if this monster is available in the New World, though :)

 
Yah I can see the similaritie
Yah I can see the similarities..but this is the subgenus Megaquedius..I'll take a look at the revision tomorrow to see if I can narrow down a species. Western only group.

Adam

 
great; thanks again, Adam
i'll be waiting

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