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Tenebrionid on garage apron - Eleodes extricata

Tenebrionid on garage apron - Eleodes extricata
6 miles NW Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
July 4, 2014
Size: ~13 mm
Found on garage apron early in the morning in the CO foothills at ~6400' elevation. Antennae seem to end in 3 balls. Under magnification in Photoshop the pronotum is erratically pitted, but not nearly so strongly as the elytra. Any help with its ID is much appreciated.


Eleodes extricata
I'm delighted to get this Eleodes to species. Thanks to all who helped. It is much appreciated.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Eleodes sp
I am really glad to get this darkling identified to genus. It is so useful. Your help is greatly appreciated.

No problem!
Happy to help! :) Hopefully it gets a species ID soon!

Many thanks again. ?May I ask you a question? It seems that all the Eleodes I have photographed seem to have antennae that end in three roundish balls. Is this a trait of Eleodes? If yes, it would certainly help getting them to genus.

More like a typical trait of Tenebrionids as a whole...
Many of them have clubbed antennae like this, not just Eleodes. :)

Thanks for this help. It has puzzled me a lot. Most appreciated!

No problem!
Have a nice day! :)

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