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Muleshoe Beetle

Muleshoe Beetle
Hot Springs Canyon, Muleshoe Ranch, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
May 21, 2008
Size: ~1cm
2nd of 2 images. Would appreciate an ID if one can be made from these poor quality shots. Feel free to frass

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Muleshoe Beetle Muleshoe Beetle

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved from Beetles.

This is a tenebrionid, pretty common here in AZ. Adults that are fresh are covered in pale scales that easily rub off. Bothrotes may be the genus, or something closely-related.

Eric. Guess I should have known that by now, but beetles are definitely a group that puzzle me regularly.

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