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26aug2012-col2 - Lebia viridipennis

26aug2012-col2 - Lebia viridipennis
Miami Whitewater Forest County Park (wetlands area), Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 26, 2012
Size: tiny

Moved from ID Request.

Lebia viridipennis, i presume
size data only help if measured in mm, otherwise the field is better left blank; there is no point in describing size in words: the background objects in the frame provide much more reliable size reference (and, btw, at ~5-6 mm, no beetle expert would call this species 'tiny' :)

fair enough!
I admit I've mostly looked at moths recently and there's "only" three sizes...(tiny, middling, enormous)

This beetle (from the size of the goldenrod inflorescence) was 5 mm +/-; and you already deduced that from recognizing the species.

I'll be better in the future, and thanks for your help!

AND thanks, too for the reminder... there are "really tiny" (by my standards) beetles! I hope to learn more about them.

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