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Photo#1905799
Eleodes obscura

Eleodes obscura
Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
May 8, 2019
Size: about 30 mm
in defensive posture?

Possibly E. obscura
But it's very hard to tell from this angle. I would suggest moving it to subgenus Eleodes.

not sure the species is correct...
looks 'off' for obscura.

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