Coleoptera-Cryptophagidae-Cryptophagus-Silken Fungus Beetles (A)


El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Coordinates: 31.735457, -106.303684
October 22, 2016
Size: 3 mm
Attracted to mercury vapor light
Determined by Jens Esser who said:
cf. Cryptophagus histricus “Eastern form”
“Woodroffe & Coombs (1961) distinguished a “Western form” and an “Eastern form”. The latter is characterized by more prominent eyes. Would be very interesting to examine the specimen!”

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