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Nitidulid - Nitidula carnaria

Nitidulid - Nitidula carnaria
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 14, 2011
Size: 2.7 & 3.4mm
Found under old fish bones on the beach.

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not bad at all... common across Europe, not so here

 
Maybe common in the right places here
There were at least a dozen of these under the fish bones.

 
the coastal habitat makes perfect sense
other imported Nitidula spp. may also hang out there; bones are their food of choice (also Omosita & Soronia's)

 
Next time I'm at the coast
I'll keep an eye out for carcasses near the beach. Maybe something else good will turn up.