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small black rove - Carpelimus

small black rove - Carpelimus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 30, 2006
Size: 3.5 - 4 mm est.
One of a great many rove beetles that showed up at my UV lights. I find I don't shoot that many of them, mainly I think because, when I dump a collecting container of live beetles into my light arena, I'm most interested in shooting the new and different, always looking for remaining un-collected families. These tend to be the tiny beetles I can shoot at 22x. When a rove scurries across my view, a) it's usually too long to fit in the view, b) it's too fast for me to zoom out and get it in view, c) I already know what family it's in, and d) by the time I'm done with the other beetles, most of the roves have died of heat stroke I guess, making poor photo subjects.

Moved from Rove Beetles.

Oxytelinae, genus Carpelimus
. . . as general habitus, size and paired, reniform impressions on pronotum indicate.

regards, Boris

Thank you, Boris. Moving to genus page. Here is what is on the New Hampshire checklist for this genus:
Carpelimus sp.
Carpelimus quadripun*ctatus

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