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Photo#712683
small beetle - Brachygluta foveata

small beetle - Brachygluta foveata
Big Gypsum Valley near Slickrock Colorado and Utah border, San Miguel County, Colorado, USA
September 23, 2012
Size: 1.5mm
Desert Riparian

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Moved
Moved from Brachygluta.

Moved
Moved from Ant-loving Beetles.

Brachygluta sp.
While it is a male, and I am working with colleagues in Europe to revise the Nearctic Brachygluta, I cannot tell from this angle which species it is. The form of the apices of abdominal segments I-III must be clearly seen to begin to guess.

 
neat, thanks!
I'll post pictures of the abdominal segments when I get a chance!

Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae
Moved from ID Request.