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Photo#13679
Tiny Black Beetle - Gondwanocrypticus obsoletus

Tiny Black Beetle - Gondwanocrypticus obsoletus
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
March 25, 2005
I know these little black beetles are nearly impossible to ID, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Gondwanocrypticus obsoletus
If it was about 5 mm long, this is probably correct. There are very few tenebs with opaque smooth elytra.

 
Love that generic name
Love that generic name. My plate tectonics class comes in handy again!

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

Tenebrionid
Looks like a Darkling Beetle to me, maybe genus Platydema. Looks like underbark habitat, prime hunting grounds for Darklings, and a place to keep sheltered in the cool weather of March.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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