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Corticeus parallelus? - Corticeus parallelus

Corticeus parallelus? - Corticeus parallelus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
March 14, 2006
Size: about 3 mm
Found several clustered under bark of pine that died probably 2-3 years ago, along with a few scolytines plus a half-dozen Rhag*ium inqui*sitor that seemed to be awaiting warmer weather to fly. At first I thought these were scolytines, but their hairless, shiny appearance made me think they might be Corticeus, and magnification seems to bear that out.

There are only two spp. of Corticeus on the New Hampshire checklist, but the University of Florida checklist of eastern Tenebrionidae attributes four species of this genus to New Hampsire. That site's image of C. parallelus looks most like this beetle.

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Moved from Corticeus.

Corticeus parallelus
Yes. Note the acutely angular anterolateral margins of pronotum.

I thought it looked like parallelus.
Nice to have your confirmation, Don.

Save them for me.
Jim: If you can, save them for me. It is nice to know there are supposed to be 4 species here, but they aren't common (I wonder about so many species myself).

I'll put them in alcohol for you, Don.
I'm waiting till I have 50 lbs. before I actually *send* you any beetles. (Just kidding.) I'll pack some vials to ship this weekend as well.

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