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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 13 days 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 13 days ago
      1. It does look like it though. But, the supposed distribution is wayyy west. Posted 12 days 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 12 days ago
          1. They have seemed slow lately. Maybe bc it's summmer? Posted 12 days ago
    2. Some are found in east on IN
      https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/53869-Ocypus-olens
      Posted 4 days ago
      1. Oh! I don't know how I missed that, Mark! Thank you! Posted 4 days 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 days 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 days 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 3 days ago, modified 3 days 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 3 days 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