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Photo#1021607
Tenebrionidae - Philolithus elatus

Tenebrionidae - Philolithus elatus
Silver City, New Mexico, USA
November 24, 2014
Size: 1.5 inches 3.8cm

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Tenebrionidae - Philolithus elatus Tenebrionidae - Philolithus elatus

Philolithus (Gonasida) elatus --det. A.D. Smith
Moved from Gonasida.

here we go; same family, but otherwise not related to Eleodes
Moved from ID Request.

cropped it for you
once the dorsal shot is posted, i'll ask a colleague to take a look, hope he comes up with an ID
[also, please note that specific epithet shall not be capitalized]

 
Fixed.And dorsal view added.
Fixed.And dorsal view added.

I'm using this insect in my c
I'm using this insect in my collection for an entomology class. I know that it's a Tenebrionidae(which is actually all I have to know for the label) but its pronotum is so interesting I wondered it someone could help me identify it further. Thanks in advance! :)

neat thing... thanks for sharing!
please crop images so the bug fills the frame and make sure to include a straight dorsal view

 
not Eleodes suturalis though...

 
Ok!
Ok!

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