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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
September 23, 2008

Moved from Ground Beetles.


Resembles Scarites.
Image does not show the very elongated mandibles, very elongated pronotum, and smooth non-ridged elytra expected for Promecognathus. Also, TX is significantly outside the expected range. Please submit (approx) body lengths for all posted images to help increase chance of accurate identification. Thanks.

Peter- Thanks! Moved to Carab
Peter- Thanks! Moved to Carabidae

Why not just move to likely genus "Scarites"
rather than moving image to your more general choice of "Carabidae"? ... or am I missing something?

Peter- Thanks! Did
Peter- Thanks! Did


Campare with

kalafati- Thanks! Moved to Pr
kalafati- Thanks! Moved to Promecognathus laevissimus

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