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Curculionidae - Eurhoptus

Curculionidae - Eurhoptus
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
April 9, 2011
Size: 3 mm
Clinging to the underside of a piece of shale laying on decaying leaf litter on a forested slope.

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Moved from Tylodina.

Moved tentatively -- this is very sweet, man... Eurhoptus?
i have a soft spot for those litter-dwelling sturdy jobs...
will ask Dr Anderson to take a look

Moved from ID Request.

Same set of rocks as the Aphodius serval. Good spot I suppose.

Bob Anderson: "This is an undescribed species of Eurhoptus.
"The other unnamed Eurhoptus on BugGuide are this same thing. This has long gone under the name E. sordidus but E. sordidus is described from central Texas and is a slightly different thing than the widespread eastern species."

I found another one today. I'll post photos if they are better than these. Should I collect any of these? They seem to be widespread here.

collecting small cryptic stuff is always a good idea
it's usually badly underrepresented in museum holdings unless someone who studies those groups supplies such material

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