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Photo#96256
Opatrinus minimus - Alaetrinus minimus

Opatrinus minimus - Alaetrinus minimus
Okeechobee County, Florida, USA
February 18, 2007
Size: 6mm

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Thanks
to everyone involved with the ID of this beetle.
Seems to be an odd ball when compared to the 'typical' beetle (typical to me is something like a chafer). I was excited when I found this one because it seemed unique to me.

Moved
Moved from Opatrinus.

Moved
Moved from Opatrus.

error or purpose?
Dear Jim, I guess you wanted to move this one to OpatrINus?

Nearctica does not list Opatrum (a paleartic, similar genus), and "Opatrus" seems nonexistent by a google search . . .

:-)

 
Good catch!
I left the IN out :-)

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Opatrinae
This is an Opatrinae. The eyes do not look to be completely divided so it is probably Opatrinus. If the eyes are completely divided it is probably Blapstinus. Opatrinus also has a stridulatory (sound making) file on the underside of the head, close to the base.

 
Opatrinus minimus
looks a great deal like this beetle in shape, color, and texture. Compare.

 
strial punctures
minimus is supposed to have more elongate strial punctures than in pullus. This appears to have the elongate punctures so falls in minimus.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

I'll vote for teneb
but not for platydema.

Tenebrionid beetle
flightless? Platydema?

Tenebrionid beetle
flightless?

 
Not
sure. It was cold and windy, so they didn't really move.

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