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Staphylinidae On wildflowers at a dense mixed forest edge.  Devils coach-horse beetle,Geotagged,Ocypus olens,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. I think Ocypus olens is a western species, no? There are a lot of rove beetle species and they are difficult to differentiate, so maybe consider leaving this one at Staphylinidae? Maybe someone on BG could help if you post it there? Posted 5 months ago
    1. It is an introduced Eurasian species I thought? It seems you are right on the more western distribution at this point. Hmmm Posted 5 months ago
      1. It does look like it though. But, the supposed distribution is wayyy west. Posted 5 months ago
        1. Weird. Still no response from BG. I may post it to facebook if I don't get any help in a day or so. Posted 5 months ago
          1. They have seemed slow lately. Maybe bc it's summmer? Posted 5 months ago
    2. Some are found in east on IN
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. Oh! I don't know how I missed that, Mark! Thank you! Posted 4 months ago
        1. Not to be a naysayer, but I wonder if those IDs are verified? I don't know how iN works, so are those eastern ID's accurate or just guesses? Posted 4 months ago
          1. That is the reason I'm leaving it at Staphylinidae at the moment. I haven't had the time to check the if the IDers are reputable. Posted 4 months ago
          2. IN is more accurate than any other site I know of but you need to focus on the research grade IDs (approved by more than one high-rated other).
            It's uncomfortable to use but after the (steep?) initial learning curve the power of it is revealed.
            Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
            1. Cool! I don't know much about it, but know that it's popular. I did join awhile back, but never posted there because I was confused by the layout...I guess the learning curve is indeed "steep" for me ;P
              Posted 4 months ago

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Uploaded Jul 10, 2019. Captured Jul 8, 2019 21:56 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm