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Carpelimus elongatulus

Observed: 31st July 2013 By: NozzNozz’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1000786
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stevegregory's picture

It's not Carpelimus elongatulus

This doesn't look like Carpelimus elongatulus. See reliably identified images of this species at:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/staphylinidae/0670.htm

Your specimen looks more like a Gyrohypnus sp.? - e.g. see http://www.thewcg.org.uk/staphylinidae/0424.htm

Where are the Beetle experts?

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Thanks charlieb

Thanks charlieb

I am learning much from your 'beetle' comments. I have some 'Xantholinus' type staphs in pitfall samples. Now I have a better idea of what they are (there are a lot of staphs!)

Nozz - keep persevering - iSpot is a good place to learn the basics.

Steve
www.bmig.org.uk