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Photo#435913
rove beetle - Philonthus lomatus - male

rove beetle - Philonthus lomatus - Male
Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 1, 2010
Size: 7.2mm
Found under a rock in the woods.

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Moved from Philonthus.
This goes to show that they all don't look alike, even in the same species.

This is a very very, aberrant
This is a very very, aberrant male of Philonthus lomatus...
They sometimes have vaguely reddish elytra but this individual is so small...it comes in at 6.4-6.5mm, smaller than the size range given in the revision. However, all other similar species have been compared and there is no other option. Weird.

Cheers,
Adam

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.
I have this one saved for you to look at. I'll be sending out a package for you soon with the spring staphs plus this one.

This is a Philonthus, there i
This is a Philonthus, there is a slight possibility for species ID if it has no microsculpture on the pronotum. Any close-up on that region may help...

It's almost staph season again Tom, it's great to see you're already out poking around for them!

Cheers,
Adam

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