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Pollen beetle?

Observed: 2nd March 2011 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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beetle - dorsal view
beetle - elytral microsculpturing
beetle - lateral view
beetle - ventral view
beetle - head, dorsal view
beetle - head, ventral
beetle - pronotum
beetle - leg 3
beetle - legs 1 & 2
beetle - pygidium, ventral
beetle - teeth on outer edge of tibia 1
Description:

Hand sorted from old cow pat on chalk grassland. Unfortunately it was dead (? victim of the frost last night).

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Meligethes sp.
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Meligethes rotundicollis?

Outer edge of tibiae 1 with small, sharp serrate teeth regularly spaced; taral claws without basal tooth.

Andy Keay