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Photo#472782
Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male

Leaf litter beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - Male
Thurston County, Washington, USA
November 15, 2010

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Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male

Moved
Moved from Cercyon lateralis.

Moved
Moved from Cercyon.

Cercyon
one of the terrestrial hydrophilids. Pics look good enough for a more specific ID-I'll give it a run through Smetana's keys sometime tomorrow. Looks like something similar I've collected up in southwest BC.

 
Great
Thanks for the ID - I totally remember looking at the hydrophilidae couplet in american beetles and passing it out of habit! I didn't know there were terrestrial hydrophilids. As well, it didn't have the gestalt of the few genera I am familiar with. I can see it now though. I don't think I'll be able to get a higher-focus shot - only a slightly angled one, or one with the aedeagus in focus.
(One last thing - thanks for mentioning the key. I will track it down this morning.)