2 hours ago
Scientific name: Carcinops pumilio
Common name: Poultryhouse Pill Beetle
Scientific name: Histerini sp. 1
Scientific name: Histerini sp. 2
Few more beetles for today.
3 different Histeridae species, which the last 2 caused bit of frustration while trying to ID them and the first one while trying to take photos of it.
Histeridae beetles, especially those under the tribe Histerini, are a pain in the... to ID! Not even kidding. I did read that some of them are incredibly hard to ID and can't often be ID'd from photos only, let alone from these photos.
The one in the first 3 photos SHOULD be Carcinops pumilio (different tribe and subfamily than the other 2), which I, well my dog, found walking around on my apartment floor almost 2 weeks ago. Not sure how it got here, because they are not found in apartments, but my guess is the normal "from my dog's fur or my clothes".
That one was a tiny fella, only around 2 to 2.5 mm (0.07-0.09 in) in body length.
The next one, photo number 4, I found week earlier from the smallest one. Only managed to get 2 photos of it walking away and then it flew away.
That one was bit bigger, around 5-7 mm (0.19-0.27 in) in body length, if I'm not mistaken.
And the last one I found already in late April. That one was the biggest Histeridae beetle that I've seen so far, it was closer or just above 10 mm (0.39 in) in body length.
It also did what all the other Histeridae species I've come across has done, took off into flight quite fast, compared to many other beetle species.
I will eventually do a better post about the species/genus/family etc specific info when I get better photos of these and the first one too will be reposted with better info some day.