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Small Sphaeroceridae (NL)
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Found today in the skylight behind my house, mid Netherlands. 2.8 mm. Sphaeroceridae.

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Female Spelobia, not always the easiest to do, even with a specimen...
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If I head to make a guess, it would be Spelobia manicata.
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Based on...?
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Middle leg, first tarsal segment longer than second one. Wing a bit darkened.
But I have to admit, that this is most certainly not a solid identification :-)
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Thanks! I saved the specimen for possible ID later

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Jan Willem wrote:
Middle leg, first tarsal segment longer than second one. Wing a bit darkened.
But I have to admit, that this is most certainly not a solid identification :-)
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It is a female of Spelobia nana, you can see most of the relevant setae on the mid tibia in the second image.
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