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Rove Beetle - Xantholinus linearis

Rove Beetle - Xantholinus linearis
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 15, 2006
Size: 7.7mm

Thanks for the species id Don!

Xantholinus linearis
A few of your other pictures may be this species also, but only committed myself on one of them. Others are different genera. Having the specimen in hand makes all the difference.

Staphylinidae: Xantholinini
Keep it for me! That is the only way they will ever be placed to genus. The little brown beetle to the right looks interesting also.

The little brown beetle is the small carrion beetle in the other picture I submitted.

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