Friday Beetle Blogging: First Sap Beetles of Spring

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Sap beetles (Nitidulidae) in an early-blooming Crocus flower

photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused off-camera flash

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    1. Sap beetles are a family (Nitidulidae) that includes the small hive beetle as well as the beetles pictured here. So the similarity you note is indeed due to close phylogenetic relation.

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