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Scaphidiidae sp?

Observed: 24th March 2011 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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Lateral view
Elytra - note the finger-print pattern.
Lateral detail
Pronotum
Head
Head
Legs
Description:

Discovered in a decaying fungus on rotten hawthorn tree. Extremely fast running (unable to photograph!). About 3 mm long.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Joy

I've looked in my version of Joy and can find no reference to Leiodidae (unless I'm having another senior moment).

What other photographs of the specimen would help to achieve a determination?

Andy Keay

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It probably needs the

It probably needs the aedeagus, if it is male. If female, probably needs sending to a specialist.

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Thanks John. Do you know of a

Thanks John. Do you know of a specialist?

Andy Keay