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Rhysodidae -Clinidium spp.-Wrinked Bark Beetle - Clinidium - male

Rhysodidae -Clinidium spp.-Wrinked Bark Beetle - Clinidium - Male
Blacksburg Natural Heritage Park (Brown's Farm), Mongomery County, Virginia, USA
September 20, 2006
Size: 6mm
I found this digging through an old apple (I think) log looking for termites. The funny thing was that I was looking for cucujids; I didn't find any, but I was not disappointed. Keyed out using Arnett's American Beetles Vol. 1.

Thanks to Hillery for letting me use her camera!

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Rhysodidae -Clinidium spp.-Wrinked Bark Beetle - Clinidium - male Rhysodidae -Clinidium spp.-Wrinked Bark Beetle - Clinidium - male

Great addition, Crystal.
I guess I missed seeing this exquisite little beetle come in. Too soon after my New Mexico trip :-) Unfortunately for me they are not reported from New Hampshire.

Moved

New family for guide
Great! Small family only a couple of genera with maybe a dozen or so spp. in region covered by the guide. It may be possible to put a sp. name on this - there can't be many from VA.

 
Unfortunately, you really nee
Unfortunately, you really need to see the ventral sides of these guys under a good scope to get a species id.

 
Would you happen to know of a
Would you happen to know of a key for species?

 
key
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1975. Two new taxa of Clinidium (Coleoptera: Rhysodidae or Carabidae) from the Eastern U.S., with a revised key to U.S. Clinidium. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29(2):65-68.

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The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 (1) should be OK for Virginia.

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