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Sap Feeding Beetle


A small oval, flattened beetle of the Family Nitidulidae, about 6 mm long. Beetles in this family are variable in body shape and feed on decaying organic material and sap.


Came to an ultraviolet light set up along the highway on a cliff between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Km 18.5, 1164 meters.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 27, 2016
Submitted on Aug 2, 2016

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