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Very Small Dung Beetles - Ataenius

Very Small Dung Beetles - Ataenius
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
March 12, 2006
Size: 3-5 mm
This photo shows two different species, the larger having shiny elytra, the other much more dull. The larger one is about 5mm while the smaller dull one is about 4mm leaving the smallest at about 3mm

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Ataenius spp.
While this genus has been split up recently, for now it seems desireable to leave all under Ataenius - you have 3 species here. It is not uncommon to find many of these in MV light traps.

 
Ataenius
Impossible to say for certain w/o specimans, but it appears you have
Ataenius gracilis (small one), A. alternatus (dull one) and A. platensis (large shiny one) - all are common in Florida at lights.

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