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Photo#773626
Rare False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis

Rare False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 21, 2013
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False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis Rare False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis Rare False Click Beetle - Melasis pectinicornis

Moved
Moved from Melasis.

Moved
Moved from Cerophytum.

 
There are two?
I did not know there were two families both called "false click beetle"!

 
hmmm... never noticed
another good example showing why common names should be avoided; they cause a lot of confusion/miscommunication; taxonomic publications never mention them anyway

 
many paths to id
The problem for me here was that after I found a very good match, using photos, I saw that the family for that match was "rare false click beetle" and at point I stopped looking further :-).

 
in my opinion, the problem for you here...
...was paying attention to the English names; dealing with the scientific names only would have prevented the error, as members of the two families look very different

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