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Photo#545288
Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Triplax thoracica

Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Triplax thoracica
Albany, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
July 13, 2011
Size: 4.3mm
Found in a chicken mushroom growing on a tree trunk.

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Moved tentatively
thanks to Art Evans for pointing out that in T. flavicollis the venter is dark

Moved from Triplax flavicollis.

Moved
Moved from Triplax.

the best way to handle this is 'scoping...
alternatively, pls add a closeup showing the surface texture around the scutellum + a ventral --then i'll try harder or run it past Paul Skelley

 
More pics added
Is this good enough, or does it need to go under a scope?

 
thanks. this will do.

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