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Bark beetle, which family? - Rushia californica

Bark beetle, which family? - Rushia californica
Off US-551 at rest stop just before the Dry Cimorron Hwy., Union County, New Mexico, USA
June 11, 2012
Size: ~5.5mm
Under bark of a fallen dead tree.

Moved teantatively... cool bug, man!

 
Awesome
Thanks V!

 
Darren Pollock says: "It's definitely Rushia, but...
"...(as is the case sadly with more than a few of these small genera) putting an exact sp. name on it is somewhat difficult. There is a R. brevicollis, described from NM. I have been (perhaps somewhat arbitrarily) calling all the western forms of [/i]Rushia R. californica[/i], although my evidence for doing so is admittedly scant...."

 
I was happy with family name
getting it beyond that was more than I hoped for.

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