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Ground Beetle - Bembidion obtusum

Ground Beetle - Bembidion obtusum
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
March 14, 2011
Size: 3 mm
This tiny beetle was found in the soil under a Maple tree where the snow had melted. ID help appreciated.

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cool; i somehow missed David's comment
Moved from Bembidiini.

Karl,
is there a chance you can send the specimen to Peter Messer, so we know for sure what it is? (i'll ask around in any case)

Moved from Beetles.

a closeup of the pronotum (head a plus) would help a lot

Ground Beetle
Dedinitely Carabid beetle, possible Pterostichini (Woodland ground beetle).

 
Too small?
Thanks, Gary. I think you're close, but this guy is really small. How about a Minute ground beetle like Tachys (Bembidiini)?

 
Bembidiini
Yes, I think you are right about Bembidiini, though I don't think Tackys quite fit the genus....better wait for experts. I missed the size the first go around, 3mm is very small.

 
Looks like Bembidion (Phyla)
Looks like Bembidion (Phyla) obtusum

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