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Rove Beetle - Rugilus orbiculatus

Rove Beetle - Rugilus orbiculatus
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
January 31, 2011
Size: 4.1mm
Id appreciated.

Moved from Rugilus.

On second thought, I may have
On second thought, I may have been too hasty in deciding this is unidentifiable. This is an excellent match to Rugilus orbiculatus, an exotic species to North America. Great photograph!


Thanks Adam

Beautiful Rugilus but species
Beautiful Rugilus but species not possible at the moment - genus needs revision, especially in areas like the south.


Moved from Rove Beetles.

Maybe Adam can give you a species name...

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