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Photo#488151
Endomychidae, dorsal - Phymaphora pulchella - female

Endomychidae, dorsal - Phymaphora pulchella - Female
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
September 19, 2010
Size: 3.5 mm
If my identification is correct, I have this to say:
I think I finally understand the crazed deer hunters around here, always wanting the big buck. When I see the male antennae of this beetle I too want to see (or catch) a male.

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Endomychidae, dorsal - Phymaphora pulchella - female Endomychidae, lateral - Phymaphora pulchella - female Endomychidae, ventral - Phymaphora pulchella - female Endomychidae, head - Phymaphora pulchella - female

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If you think those are impressive, here's something you may want to 'waste' some time on while you're waiting out the Great Blizzard of 2011. Stuff like this is why I have a hard time getting work done.

 
WOW
Almost enough to make me want to leave home and travel the world.