The Rugilus came out of the woodchip pile and was about the only thing that did so far. There's an as-yet-undetermined Sepedophilus but I think that's the only other. (edit: Rugilus last recorded in the county pre-1900 and apparently few Scottish records)
Litter at the high tide of last week's storm dropped about 100 beetles in one tap, and I haven't even begun to get to the bottom of that though most were a black Aphodius. There's probably enough there for my expected 2-a-day until end of October. Two a day is about as fast as I can go on these I suspect. On a good day.
Having discovered two species of Ptiliidae I was happy to enjoy looking at them undetermined until I discovered that all the keys I needed were there in German but also in a very nice translation into English with pictures courtesy of Mike Hackston. 0.7mm of beetle is not a lot, and they were dwarfed under bark by the springtails they were beside (Neanura). The leaf-litter Atrotrichus was a whopper by comparison at 1.1mm and the heavyweight of its genus in Britain!
|Spermotheca in situ - check the "trumpet" on the right had side|
|1352||*||coleoptera||Atrotrichis intermedia||A feather-winged beetle|
|1353||*||coleoptera||Ptinella aptera||A feather-winged beetle|
|1354||*||pseudoscorpion||Chthonius ischnocheles||Common chthonid|
|1355||*||coleoptera||Rugilus orbiculatus||A rove beetle|