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Small black ground beetle - Helops pernitens

Small black ground beetle - Helops pernitens
Tacoma, Point Defiance Park, Pierce County, Washington, USA
October 11, 2008
Size: around 10mm
Actually found about six feet off the ground on play equipment.

Moved
Moved from Helops.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

tenebrionid; can't tell which one (prima facie Helops)
i like it; but there are several genera that look similar, even in different subfamilies... Hatch's keys may help

 
Helops.
I agree. Helops is a pretty common genus up there. I'd suggest H. pernitens as the probable species.

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