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Which beetle is this?

5 months ago
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I thought maybe, Merinus laevis but websites don't show it in MI and the femur size looks wrong.

It also looked like Alobates barbatus but doesn't seem to have the yellow chin whiskers it needs.

Spotted in SW MI, Ottawa county, September 25, 2023, resting on the side of log near my moth sheet, about 22mm total length. If this helps, it is very docile, almost thought it was dead, makes no attempt to escape, unlike a lot of ground beetles which are a lot more lively.

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