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Antlike Flower Beetle? - Brathinus varicornis

Antlike Flower Beetle? - Brathinus varicornis
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 26, 2006
Size: 3.5mm
Found under a rock at the edge of a small stream.

Brathinus varicornis
The white tipped antennae separate it from B. nitidus (all brown antennae).

 
moved
to species page. Thanks Don.

Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Brathinus sp.
I think Brathinus varicornis, but would have to check the collection.
Once its own family (Brathinidae). Some Omaliines havefully developed elytra (sorry to shoot down that staphylinid stereotype). If you look carefully, you can see the ocelli just inside of the compound eyes - an Omaliine characteristic.

 
Staphylinid
that's a different looking rove. Thanks Don.

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