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Photo#51868
tiny corylophid - Orthoperus scutellaris

tiny corylophid - Orthoperus scutellaris
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 5, 2006
Size: 1.1 mm
This is a horrid image, I know, but it is my runner-up for "smallest beetle in flight" :-) My record is of another corylophid 1mm long taken Oct. 6 of last year.

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wheeeeee
at that size, just distinguishing that it's airborne is amazing! And a 5cm flight would be like a 100 yard dash to you and me:)

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