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Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetle) Pupa?

Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetle) Pupa?
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
July 3, 2011
Found under a rock near a creek in the Santa Cruz, CA mountains in a mixed wet forest environment dominated by redwood trees, but Oak, and many others are also present. The creek is quite rocky and sandy. Elevation is under 1,000 feet.

At the time I uploaded this, I didn't know I could post larger photos. Might not make a difference but, here they come.

(+) NOTE: Now there are nice size images available for editors to look at. Also new is my proposition that this is the pupa of a Darkling Beetle.
(-) NOTE: I unintentionally erased the comments that were left, though there were not any specifics related to the insect's ID, know that it was not my intent to erase comments. I only recall Mr. Belov kicked the pupa into Coleoptera, so thanks for that!

Images of this individual: tag all
Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetle) Pupa? Tenebrionidae Pupa? Tenebrionidae Pupa?

Was so close to eclosing too...
You didn't keep it did you?

Looks like a darkling beetle...
Looks like a darkling beetle, Tenebrionidae, pupa. Many examples of similar pupa pop up if you google for images of darkling beetle pupa

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