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February 13, 2014
Bug of the Day

Cyphon obscurus (Scirtidae):

Marsh Beetles like the fuzzy Cyphon obscurus can be found near the nutrient rich water (flowing or stagnant) where their larvae develop. This individual was found on vegetation near a forest stream.

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tom murray, Phillip Harpootlian, McClarinJ, Mike Quinn, Tim Moyer, v belov. (May, 2005). Info. In Family Scirtidae - Marsh Beetles. Retrieved February 13th, 2013, from

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