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Darkling Beetle - Lobopoda

Darkling Beetle - Lobopoda
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
May 9, 2004

Moved from Capnochroa.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

This is in the genus Capnochroa. Its size and squared posterior half of the prothorax can differentiate it from most other nearctic Alleculines.

Tenebrionidae (Alleculinae) - formerly Alleculidae, Id'd to family by Paul Choate.

Comb-clawed beetle
The common name of "comb-clawed beetle" refers to the teeth on the tarsal claws, very obvious under appropriate magnification:-)

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