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8036474 teneb - Coelocnemis californica

8036474 teneb - Coelocnemis californica
road to Bluff Lake, California, USA
May 5, 2018
Size: >1"

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Moved
Moved from Coelocnemis.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

 
Thanks for all the help on th
Thanks for all the help on these Tenebs. Would any other views help further things. Most I don't have much different, but this one, a front view.

 
additional photos
of the underside of the pronotum (hypomeron punctation and prosternal process shape), plus a closeup of the head and pronotum (punctation) would be very helpful. The lack of resolution in the posted photos in bugguide makes it difficult to see detail. A straight 90 degree dorsal shot is also very helpful to see the shape of the pronotum and the width to length ratio of the elytra.

If forced into a decision, I'd say C. californica, but there are 4 species with overlapping geographic ranges.

 
Added a couple more blowups.
Added a couple more blowups. I think the first shot is pretty much 90 degrees dorsal already though.

 
very helpful
One last question tho … what county is "Bluff Lake" in? Makes a difference.

 
San Bernardino County
San Bernardino County

 
C. californica
.

 
No problem!
I'm no Coelocnemis expert, but a front view couldn't hurt. :)

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