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Species Eleodes obscura

Darkling Beetle - Eleodes obscura 7011157 - Eleodes obscura mating tenebs - Eleodes obscura - male - female Darkling beetle from Petroglyph National Monument, Bernalillio county, New Mexico. - Eleodes obscura Desert Stink Beetle - Eleodes obscura Beetle - Eleodes obscura Eleodes obscura Eleodes obscura sulcipennis? - Eleodes obscura
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Blaptinae
Tribe Amphidorini
Genus Eleodes (Desert Stink Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Eleodes)
Species obscura (Eleodes obscura)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: obscurus
Explanation of Names
Eleodes obscura (Say 1824)
4 subspecies, all in our area. (1)
s.BC(2) to w.NE to c.TX / Mex. - Map (3)(4), rare along west coast
The gender of Eleodes is feminine (5), so adjectivic species names end -is or -a, not -um.
Works Cited
1.A revision of Eleodes subgenus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Charles A. Triplehorn, Donald B. Thomas & Aaron D. Smith. 2015. Transactions of the American Entomological Society.
2.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
3.Smith A.D. tenebrioniDBase
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.