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Placosternus - Placosternus difficilis

Placosternus - Placosternus difficilis
Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
December 17, 2013
Size: 16 mm
I found it at 3:44 PM. Sitting, motionless on the sidewalk.

Moved from Placosternus.


Please add the collection date to the photos that you are keeping.

I fixed.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Beetles.

A staggering amount of photos to review.
If I were you, I'd cut way back, but mention many more images are available on request. There's a good chance this single shot will be enough for ID. (My understanding is that a dorsal shot is best and that lateral views usually aren't worthwhile.) More info - which may conflict with mine - is in this article:

Thank you
Yes it is a big amount of photos. If will not be more comments or if they will not be move, I'll reduce the number in two-three days.
If the pictures will be moved, I will need guidance, to know which is good to keep, or I will reduce the number after a few more time.
A dorsal view, a ventral view and possibly one side view should be sufficiently for ID.
The problem would be that an expert could quickly choose which, or if any, details worth to be keep. I think it would be easier to have a choice than to ask for additional pictures.

Glad you're open-minded.
Generally speaking, the beetle people won't hesitate to ask for more. (Bee experts probably won't.) The nastiest request I ever got was for a flower beetle's foot! I mean, it's standing ankle-deep in a flower!

If you decide you want to cut back and need a second set of eyes, I'm available. Just ask here.

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cleaning up Cerambycid pages, all other images not needed..

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