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Beetle ID - Alobates pensylvanicus

Beetle ID - Alobates pensylvanicus
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
February 18, 2008
Size: ~24mm

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Giant Mealworm?
It's definitely a darkling beetle of some sort (or at least I think...)
It looks similar to some large mealworms.

Alobates pennsylvannicus? http://bugguide.net/node/view/7292

 
By George.....
I think you got it! I looked through over 300 pages of beetles (it was fun though!) and missed this one.

Thanks!

Scott

 
Beautiful!
What a joy to be able to see the details of these little creatures--it's a shame more people don't enjoy them. This is better than a finely-crafted piece of leather-upholstered furniture!

 
The wing....
covers really look cool when you magnify the image. Reminds me of the upholstery in my old 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass :^)

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