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Teneb  - Doliodesmus charlesi

Teneb - Doliodesmus charlesi
Picture Rocks, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 23, 2015

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Teneb  - Doliodesmus charlesi Teneb  - Doliodesmus charlesi

no more missing genera in the Diaperinae -- yaay!!
Moved from Tenebrioninae.

not having a bloody clue feels so nice
antennae so thin, prothorax so transverse, dorsum so shiny...

Yes, the whole thing
was very shiny, very fast. I have an inkling and will try to reach some teneb folks to find out ..

i e-mailed Warren Steiner right away


How about Doliodesmus charlesi?

totally makes sense!
made my day, Margarete -- thank you ever so much for the great addition and sleuthing work

If it's correct, it's really funny
because - I was at a bug party with one of your teneb specialists and showed him a beetle from the black light the night before. He wrote down the above species as an id. Then I took the beetle under the scope and saw that it was a carabid, not a teneb. You probably saw my post. When I did laundry a week later, I found the slip of paper that he wrote in my shirt pocket. I felt like a real senior moment that I had no teneb that it fit with, until I finally found the image on the web and realized and remembered that it had been written for the similar looking carabid. So when I yesterday saw the teneb under my porch light, I was reminded of the carabid and the rather bad teneb photo on SCAN. So no sleuthing, really, more (may I say it, female) intuition.

wow my friend
world is full of miracle and wonder, isn't it

Yes! and just what I needed
to cheer me up tonight

it did cheer me up, that's for sure
has a borgesian quality to it, don't you think?

I tried to tell the story to my husband
but although he loves reading pieces by Borges to me (we both love his work) I did not manage to get the charm of this adventure across. I guess it's insider borgesian

insider's fine
let's keep things just borgesian enough to get by

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