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Photo#102104
Desert Beetle - Philolithus

Desert Beetle - Philolithus
Canyonlands National Park - Needles District, Utah, USA
August 31, 2006
Size: ~1"

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Desert Beetle - Philolithus Desert Beetle - Philolithus

Moved
Moved from Gonasida.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Gonasida
If the lateral margins of the pronotum were curved up, this is probably Gonasida. The characters to distinguish it are not really visible in these photos, but Gonasida has a similar abdomen and similar long legs. I believe the only large Eleodes in that area with such curved up pronotum at this size is suturalis, which this is not.

 
Can you ID this other one?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/103167/bgimage

Eleo*des?
That was one genus I hadn't considered due to the flat or even concave top of the pronotum. Are there Eleodes with that trait?

Family Tenebrionidae
Someone else will likely ID it further.

 
Eleodes sp.
Most likely a species of Eleodes, though not enough detail is visible in these images.

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