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Ocellate Rove Beetle - Olophrum obtectum

Ocellate Rove Beetle - Olophrum obtectum
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
April 10, 2006
Size: ~5 mm
I've seen a couple of these in our yard under stones.

Moved from Olophrum.

Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Olophrum sp.
There are 3 species in NH, with O. obtusum being by far the most common. However, I don't know how to separate the species.

Thanks Donald
I did notice the ocelli while adjusting the levels of the image...

Nice one, Tony!
The body looks like a niti*dulid, but those antennae and the head certainly didn't.

Staphylinidae: Omaliinae
One of the Omaliine genera. Note the two ocelli on the vertex of the head (one near each eye). Found in most omaliines, and not in the other subfamilies.

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