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Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense

Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
July 8, 2012
Size: ~ 5mm
Came to MV/UV lights at night....

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Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense Tenebrionid ? - Platydema oregonense

Moved tentatively
you may also have in your area P. americanum [but this is not it] and P. neglectum --which is apparently a rarity...
i'll seek confirmation, but pls try to replace this with a sharper pic
Moved from Beetles.

Thanks V
Appreciate the assistance...

pls key it out on(1), p.46 of the file
oregonense & neglectum are very close (couplet 13) and the characters that separate the two in the key are impossible to make out on your pic; size fits oregonense, though
AND please crop your images as close to the bug as possible

Is this any better?

way better --thanks
but the key couplet suggests that we must see the outermost striae well, both basally and in the apical quarter -- so we need a lateral shot or two

Just added..
What I believe you are asking for..just did some more cropping.

perfect -- matches oregonense to a t

Thank you V.
That was what I was coming up with as well....

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