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Photo#18517
large teneb larva - Alobates pensylvanicus

large teneb larva - Alobates pensylvanicus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 27, 2005
Size: about 40 mm
I found four of these immature tenebrionids -- one under bark of red oak log and the rest in the pithy sapwood of the log. I had never encountered this larval type before. I suspect they are either Alobates pennsylvanica or Tarpela micans. In Alobates' favor, I found one adult of the species at the opposite end of the log. In Tarpela's favor, it is red oak, which Tarpela favors. I'll try to rear them and get a definite ID.

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