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Photo#1326649
Bizarre shaped thorax... - Philolithus

Bizarre shaped thorax... - Philolithus
4 miles SE of Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 10, 2016
Size: ~ 27 mm
This large desert Tenebrionid, has a hooded shaped thorax over his head that looks like Dracula's collared cape. As always confirmation/correction, and further placement would be appreciated.

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Moved, Philolithus (Gonasida) sp.
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

 
Enrico Ruzzier says:
could be assigned to: Philolithus (Gonasida) difformis
however the relation between the different form and taxa in not properly clear

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