29 July 2011

Fun Friday Beetle

No time for a full post today but here is a beautiful little guy to satisfy your Coleoptera cravings till Monday. A nice series of these guys came to the black light in SE Texas a couple of weeks ago. I would love to know how the beetle benefits from having such dense and relatively long setae. I haven't keyed this guy out but his overall appearance makes me think that he will by Staphylinidae in the subfamily Scydmaeninae.