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Darkling Beetle - Coelocnemis sp? - Scotobaenus

Darkling Beetle - Coelocnemis sp? - Scotobaenus
Sequoia National Park, southern unit, elev ca. 6900 ft., Tulare County, California, USA
August 2, 2015
Found under piece of rotting log in mountain meadow. Only got this single shot. Can species be determined?

Moved, going with Scotobaenus...
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved for expert review to Tenebrionidae
The off-set angle makes the ID challenging. I am not completely sold on Coelocnemis and am also considerint Iphthiminus.

Moved from ID Request.

 
So the takeaway
message is that I should always try for a full dorsal shot?

 
Basically, yes...
:)

 
Hmmm, definitely something in Cnodalonini...
Definitely not Coelocnemis, and I truly don't believe it could be Ipthiminus either. It seems like it is new to the guide, the closest match I can find is Oenopion, but those aren't found in CA. I look forward to learning the identity of this critter!

 
How about
Scotobaenus?

 
Seems like a perfect match!
Good call! :) Looks like I was wrong about the tribe...

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