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Photo#84250
brown mushroom beetle - Cryptopleurum subtile

brown mushroom beetle - Cryptopleurum subtile
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
October 7, 2006
Size: about 2 mm
Found in cluster of mushrooms that were a slimy, squishy, rotting mess.

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Moved
Moved from Cryptopleurum.

Moved
Moved from Sphaeridiinae.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Cryptopleurum
It is an Hydrophilidae, probably genus Cryptopleurum.

 
There are two spp. on New Hampshire list:
Cryptopleurum min*utum
Cryptopleurum subt*ile

Thanks. I've moved these images to genus level.

 
C. subtile?
From Downie & Arnett Cryptopleurum, this one appears to key directly to C. subtile.

C. subtile - pronotum w/ fine longitudinal lines and fine putcutures; scutellum impunctate, finely and longitudinally groved in middle

C. (everything else) - pronotum punctures coarse, scutellum puncatate

from your second photo the scutellum appears to have a grove and match the rest of the C. subtile description

 
Nice work, Tim!
Having its features match this species confirms Pierre-Marc's Cryptopleurum genus ID as well. Moving to species page :-)

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