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Plain-pronotum teneb - Apsena rufipes

Plain-pronotum teneb - Apsena rufipes
Cool, El Dorado County, California, USA
December 20, 2007
Size: about 7.5 mm
Found under board. Although I got multiples of all other tenebs, this was the only one of its kind I collected. It looks a little like some others I encountered but they all had a fancier, sculpted pronotum.

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a Cali teneb, likely got to NH with stored fruit
Moved from Apsena.

 
wrong state
The last note under the picture sounds like Jim was in California when he found this beetle.

 
Edited the "State" field to California
It's clear from everything here that the specimen is from California...i.e. town of Cool, County of El Dorado, range of species are all in California...not New Hampshire. And Jim's last comment at the bottom of this page refers to Placer & Sacramento Cos. as well as the American River...all in Sierra foothills of central CA. Clearly he must have obtained the specimen there.

 
Yup, yup, yup
I probably absentmindedly typed New Hampshire, possibly helped in that error by the fact the beetle was IN New Hampshire when I typed it. I brought back several live specimens with me from California, this being one of them. Clearly, California is the state where found.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Apsena
Species in the genus Apsena. Can't recall the species right now. Its similar to the fancier one (Eulabis bicarinatus) because it belongs in the same tribe, the Eulabini.

 
Yes,
I think Will Chatfield-Taylor posted some of the fancier ones under that name.

Jim,
Looks like you had a great trip, but I didn't know there was an El Dorado county in New Hampshire:-)

 
Hi Tom,
It's just south of Placer County and east of Sacramento County. The North Fork of the American River separates it from Placer County. I have family in the town of Cool. (The town has a dress code: sunglasses required ;-)

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