Coleoptera-Staphylinidae-Platydracus caliginosus-Large Rove Beetles (D)

Platydracus caliginosus

Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.335287, -110.937729
Elevation: 3,931 ft.
October 14, 2019
Size: 14 mm
Found under a large Lantana plant
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Edward Hoebecke who said: “The only other species that is very similar externally (coloration) to Platydracus caliginosus is P. mysticus. However, P. mysticus is generally more eastern in distribution. Since your specimen is from Arizona, I do believe it is P. caliginosus.”

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