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beetle - Alaephus

beetle - Alaephus
Kernville, Kern County, California, USA
June 27, 2008

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

how about Alaephus?

Moved from Beetles.

Looks like it could be a Isomira judging by the lack of pad on the penultimate tarsomere.

it would surprise the stuff out of me...
...if this turns out to be an Isomira...

At first, the pronotum reminded me of the genus, Telesicles, but these have lobes on the penultimate taromere. Since this one doesn't have lobes and doesn't have stria on the elytra, can't really think of anything else. Do you still have this specimen Tom?

Didn't keep it
The only specimens I saved were the Carabids that I send to Peter Messer .

now we're talking...
a desert alleculid of some kind?

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