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Beetle - Anorus piceus

Beetle - Anorus piceus
Dulzura, San Diego County, California, USA
July 2, 2011
Size: 8mm

thanks, Joe. Go after its mate, Margarethe!
Moved from Anorus.

yes...Anorus piceus; one fema
yes...Anorus piceus; one female was found back in 1934 by Blaisdell (TAES 60:317), she is larviform (staphyliniform), she needs to be re-collected and adequately described along with the larva.

I'm not in CA anymore
I was offered a big award for a female of our local AZ Anorus - the males come by the dozens to any light - bu females? Dig them out?

Moved from ID Request.

I did think that the mandibles were similar...

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