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Photo#52523
Beetle-very small

Beetle-very small
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 16, 2006
Size: 1/4 maybe

Moved

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Galerucinae
*

I'm thinking perhaps a carabi
I'm thinking perhaps a carabid?

Moved
Moved from Leaf Beetles.

Chrysomelidae
The strongly lobed tarsal pads can be seen.

 
"tarsal pads" ? that's the fe
"tarsal pads" ? that's the feet right. I have to look that up.

Thanks ^_^

Jo

 
redundant redundant
in a way, I think it is correct to say that the beetle is photographed sitting on one of your own tarsal pads;) In any case, "feet" is close enough, and they are often expanded laterally and/or hairy underneath.

 
God I'm stupid sometimes!
I should have known that-I took and got A's in Advanced Human Anatomy-maybe they have have hit me with the book-wait-I still have that book--I'll get my daughter to do it.

I have no idea what I was thinking when I asked that. Please to forgive.

Jo

 
you're too funny, lol, lol
just please don't let your daughter point out all my spelling mistakes - anything over 4 letters and I'm done (at least Latin spellings make sense)

Tenebrionid?
I think this might be a darkling beetle of some kind, but very hard to tell conclusively. Oh, and a quarter inch is just about gigantic in the insect world. I spent the last month looking at 3-5 mm flies and 'hoppers under a 'scope:-)

 
Best guess is fine with me-th
Best guess is fine with me-this beetle just won't go away-so I took it's photo and it's the best one I got. Sorry.

Oh yeah-heck there are so many bugs so much smaller-I need a better scope-that takes photos.

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