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small beetle - Enicmus histrio

small beetle - Enicmus histrio
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
October 26, 2011
Size: 2mm
Found in a pile of dead grass in a field.

Congratulation, Tom.
Very nice find.

ID confirmed by Wolfgang Rücker: Enicmus histrio
Moved from Enicmus.

Enicmus histrio
Looks like this beetle has expanded its range in NA from Nova Scotia to the states. Now to find it in other locations. Thanks for all the help getting this one identified!

strongly suspect E. histrio, a recent euroimport
if so, might well be US record; see(1)
will have it checked

Moved from Beetles.

Looks like it might be a different species than what's already here.

if so,
I would like to get the specimen. Thanks.

Don, I have it saved for you.

i wonder if more specimens will turn out in UNH and other local collections; i would guess that if this thing occurs in VT, it's even more likely to occur in the coastal states

yup. a ventral might help, too
they have those funny metasternal pits of diagnostic value, if Dr Alzh haven't taken the best of me

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