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Sphaeroceridae, genus ID? --> Coproica
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Posted on 20-09-2021 18:32

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Found in May in forest (riparian), in Austria.
Possibly breeds in cow dung.
I could identify it as a Sphaeroceridae, but genus level would be helpful (if possible).
Thank you!
phalaenoides attached the following image:

Edited by phalaenoides on 23-09-2021 17:03
John Carr
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Posted on 20-09-2021 18:47
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The form of the scutellum suggests Coproica. Some species are common in dung.
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Posted on 21-09-2021 11:56

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Coproica ferruginata
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Posted on 23-09-2021 17:02

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Thank you, that looks right!
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