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Photo#47861
tiny beetle - Rhizophagus remotus

tiny beetle - Rhizophagus remotus
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
April 13, 2006
Size: 2.5mm
Found under dead hardwood bark.

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Monotomidae: Rhizophagus remotus
Fits very nicely here.

Monotomidae: Rhizophagus sp.
No, another Rhizophagus, and probably not sayi. Save it for me please.

 
Rhizophagus
It should have looked familiar, after finding a few sayi. This one's hitting the alchohol tonight too.

Maybe not.
The first beetle I thought of doesn't match. The fore-tarsi would need to be built for digging. Compare:

However, I vaguely recall reading about tiny members of this family that follow wood-boring larvae into their tunnels and prey on them. They wouldn't need digging tarsi.

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