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another Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetle - Tenebroides nanus

another Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetle - Tenebroides nanus
Medford, (~15 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 15, 2007
Size: ~5.8mm
looks similar to my previous recent post to Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetles, only a little wider. After a little time with the keys, these appear like they are genus Tenebroides

came to UV light

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another Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetle - Tenebroides nanus another Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetle - Tenebroides nanus

Moved
Moved from Tenebroides.

T. nanus
using Downie and Arnett, this one keys to T. nanus Melsheimer

 
what D&A say about its range?
i'm confused, since the Florida checklist says 'FL endemic'

 
somebody's wrong
D&A certainly has a few mistakes, but they list the range for T. nanus Melsheimer as NY, NJ (thus me), OH, PA, IN, WV, GA, AL, MS, LA, AR, and TX. And of course, no FL.

 
thanks a lot!
that's what i thought -- i'll try to verify the FL list's data

 
T. nanus
does occur in Florida (I have a specimen from Marion County identified by Barron, who revised the family for North America) but it is NOT a Florida endemic. The Florida list is wrong in that respect. Mea culpa!

Moved

yes
Thats the right genus.