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Tiny scarab - Parataenius simulator

Tiny scarab - Parataenius simulator
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
June 1, 2006
Size: 3mm


almost certainly Ataenius simulator Harold 1868
Ataenius simulator Harold, 1868 has the strongly wrinkled clypeus and arrangement of coarse punctures on the pronotum like your photo. This is now often placed in the genus Parataenius - may gain widespread acceptance here, but may not. This is a quite distinctive and common sp., distributed over most of the world now.

Thanks for the ID! We do not have a species page for that one.
-Sean McCann

Aphodine dung beetle

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