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Embaphion muricatum - Bothrotes

Embaphion muricatum - Bothrotes
8.5 mi. east of the KS/CO line, Hamilton County, Kansas, USA
Flattened ventrally.

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Embaphion muricatum - Bothrotes Embaphion muricatum - Bothrotes Embaphion muricatum - Bothrotes - male

I just yesterday posted a pic
I just yesterday posted a picture of a mature Bothrotes larva that I found in my Eleodes suturalis cage here:

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved

The larva grew to about 1/2"
The larva grew to about 1/2" long and just molted into a 1/4" long pupa that is obviously not Embaphion muricatum but could be Bothrotus (it does not look like any other pupa that size that I have seen) I will keep you posted on it's progress.

 
Very interesting!
Can't wait to see what it turns out to be! :) Did you take pictures of the pupa by any chance? Or of the larvae when it was near pupation size?

 
Both, but my computer stopped
Both, but my computer stopped working so it might be awhile before I get the prepupa pictures posted.

 
Sorry to hear that...
Hope you can get your computer fixed soon! Nice pupal pic though, looks interesting!

 
Most definitely Bothrotes
The adult emerged and it is definitely Bothrotes!

 
Nice!
So the larvae of this genus don't seem to have any super specific care requirements then? Are there any siblings?

 
Nope, no siblings.
Nope, no siblings.

Are you sure?
Looks a lot different than my young Embaphion muricatum larvae, so much more hairy. Looks much more like a Pimeliinae larva to me.

 
Yep I'm sure (the cage and su
Yep I'm sure (the cage and substrate had never been used before)

 
Interesting!
Are they by any chance in a container below any other Tenebrionid enclosures? I swear my Embaphion larvae aren't this hairy, maybe it varies between different populations or something?

 
I do keep my cages stacked, b
I do keep my cages stacked, but these larvae are way different from any of my other species.

 
Well keep us updated on their growth!
I'm interested to see what they'll look like as they get older! If they are indeed Embaphion, they'll look like your run of the mill Tenebrio larvae, just a little smoother and glossy.

is this reared?
otherwise, if not, how was the ID made?

 
Its one of the offspring of t
Its one of the offspring of three adults I collected for breeding back in August.

 
great thanks for clarifying

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