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small Bark Beetle? - Rhizophagus sayi

small Bark Beetle? - Rhizophagus sayi
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
February 4, 2006
Size: 2.7mm

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small Bark Beetle? - Rhizophagus sayi small Bark Beetle? - Rhizophagus sayi

Congratulations, Tom!
Another new beetle family for bugguide! Reorder the families once you've created a page. It goes right before Sylvanidae.

but does this family have a "common name"?

Had to look it up:
Root-eating Beetles.

Monotomidae: Rhizophagus sp.
A very nice picture of a Rhizophagus sp. Probably identfiable to species if the collection was at hand.

If it matters, I still have the beetle alive in a container. Would that help get the species id?

Rhizophagus sayi
The color pattern was diagnostic for this species, and it is a pretty uncommon one in NH (at least in our collection). I wouldn't mind having it (preferably dead), but am not in a hurry to get it.

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