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Histerid living with ants - Psiloscelis perpunctata

Histerid living with ants - Psiloscelis perpunctata
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 13, 2013
This beetle was under a rock that had a large co9lony of these ants.

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Histerid living with ants - Psiloscelis perpunctata Histerid living with ants - Psiloscelis perpunctata

Psiloscelis perpunctata (LeConte), female
ID confirmed from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Tom!!

Moved
Moved from Psiloscelis.
Thanks Jeff. If I could find just one nice beetle like this when I flip over a ton of rocks, I'd be happy.
I like my picture, but your CombineZM photos have so much more detail!

Moved
Moved from Clown Beetles.
Thanks Brad. I must have turned over a couple hundred rocks looking for beetles associated with ants an this is the only beetle I found. I have it saved for you to verify the species.

 
;-)
If you were going to find only one beetle, you made an awesome choice!!

Does look a lot like P. perpunctata.

As Brad said, great find. Oh, and great pic as usual.

Psiloscelis (perpunctata??)
nice find

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