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Shiny Spider Beetle - Mezium affine

Shiny Spider Beetle - Mezium affine
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
January 24, 2013
Size: 4.75mm
Found in light fixture with other bugs. Only one alive.

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yeah they are stunningly cute
take good care of them, Dann --and thanks for sharing! nice job.

Moved from Mezium.

 
Appreciate the Species level
Appreciate the Species level ID. I may return and see if I can get a few more shots.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Gah so adorable!
Mezium sp.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/88819

I don't know how to tell the two species apart, but I bet someone else will.

They feed on decaying matter, probably dead stuff that got caught in the light fixture. If you clean it up they should pretty much go away.

 
Thanks. And I don't think I w
Thanks. And I don't think I want them to go away. I'm starved for bug spottings this time of year :P

 
Me too!
I am so bug deprived I was dreaming of finding beautiful new beetle species a few days ago. Your little guy is super cute with those fuzzy antennae.

 
Haha understandable.
They're just so stinkin cute too, not like they're hurting anyone right?! :)