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unknown beetle - Plegaderus

unknown beetle - Plegaderus
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
March 9, 2011
Size: 1 mm
Found in cord wood debris, ran through berlese trap.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moved from Plegaderus nitidus.

Definitely not nitidus
P. nitidus has tiny, sparse, often elongate pronotal punctures, and very fine and sparse metasternal punctures; this is a different species, possibly molestus or ?

thank you so much for your help...

Thank you...
for your assistance.

Moved tentatively per Dr T's comment
Moved from Plegaderus.

P. nitidus
IDs is with some doubt, the genus is tough, the images are not great and most of P. nitidus are usually slightly longer than 1 mm

thanks, man

nice beast, and 1 mm is okay, too
telling sp. may be problematic, though

Moved from ID Request.

with Histeridae

A histerid, looks like the genus Plegaderus to me!

Plegaderus, yes.
I agree, this would be the first image of this genius for Washington State I believe. I double checked the size as this seemed a little small for Plegaderus, but it is right at the 1mm size.

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