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Photo#563574
Platydracus - Platydracus tomentosus

Platydracus - Platydracus tomentosus
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 10, 2011
Size: 17 mm
Maybe Platydracus tomentosus?

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Platydracus - Platydracus tomentosus Platydracus - Platydracus tomentosus

Moved tentatively
Moved from Rove Beetles. Thanks Adam.

This is a good match to P. to
This is a good match to P. tomentosus, how was this collected?

Cheers,
Adam

 
Near pool
I found it running on the patio near the pool of our rental house. There was a canal at the back of the property.

I ran it thru your online Philonthus key (1) and it ended up at P. tomentosus, but I don't know if similar species occur in Florida.

 
Interesting, probably normall
Interesting, probably normally occurs along the banks of the canal. There are other all-black species in Florida which aren't covered in the key but I'm pretty sure it's tomentosus.

Cheers,
Adam

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