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Trogidae, dorsal - Trox hamatus - female

Trogidae, dorsal - Trox hamatus - Female
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 30, 2010
Size: 6- mm
black lighting
Yes, I tried to figure out what family this is and I failed.

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Trogidae, dorsal - Trox hamatus - female Trogidae, lateral - Trox hamatus - female Trogidae, ventral - Trox hamatus - female Trogidae, head, ventral - Trox hamatus - female

Trox hamatus Robinson, female
Moved from Hide Beetles. ID'd from specimen.

(MJ, your other Trox was T. unistriatus)

I know
what you've been doing. Thanks much.
I'll post the other one.

Moved from Trox spinulosus. T. foveicollis and T. spinulosus are too similar to distinguish without examination of genitalia.

Should I sent it to you to determine? I'd be happy to.

Drop me an email.

Moved from Hide Beetles.

Thanks, edited and follow-up images helpful! :)

Wondering what criteria you used to distinguish this from Trox foveicollis, an extremely similar species that can usually only be separated via examination of male genitalia.

this is either hamatus, foveicollis or spinulosus. I am leaning towards hamatus, but cannot confirm without seeing legs or having specimen in-hand.

I goofed.
I inadvertantly replaced the original image. I was going to frass it, not replace it. I caught the beetle and now have closer photos than the ones at the black light.

Moved from Beetles.

something in Trox.

yet another family I'm unfamiliar with.

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