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Photo#191435
Darkling Beetle? - Phloeodes diabolicus

Darkling Beetle? - Phloeodes diabolicus
William R. Mason Regional Park, Orange County, California, USA
June 16, 2008
Size: ~1.5cm
I think the tarsal formula is 5-5-4 but my best shots don't clearly show that. It could be 5-5-5. I count 10 segments to the antennae, but I could be missing one near the head.

Found this one about an hour or so before sunset crossing the sidewalk in chaparral.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Looks to me like Phloeodes
Looks to me like Phloeodes diabolicum.

 
You are correct on the ID, bu
You are correct on the ID, but apparently the taxonomy has changed. Phloeodes is now Nosoderma.

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