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Photo#605128
Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus

Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus
Hanahan, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
December 26, 2011
In the same nest and probably the same species as this one-

First 2 pics are in water.

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Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Myrmecophilous staph 2 - Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus

Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.

Thanks Adam. Would you like a specimen?

 
Sure, I would love one! (I am
Sure, I would love one! (I am in Canada so I would understand if you don't want to go through the customs paperwork).

My mailing address can be found here:
http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/contacts.htm

Thanks,
Adam

 
I'll definitely try to get one to you
No promises on how soon though, as I'll be back to boarding school in a few days... Do you happen to know if this is a state record- I can't find any other records from SC, only from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and north carolina- here, but that's from 2005...

 
Hi Jody, no worries about the
Hi Jody, no worries about the timing. It appears to be a state record as I am not aware of anything published since that 2005 paper, certainly not from SC. I imagine it would occur over the entire expanding range of Solenopsis.

Cheers,
Adam

Fairly certain this is Myrmec
Fairly certain this is Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus, a very cool paederine!
(the other series of photos are of the same species)

Nice find Jody!

Adam

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