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Photo#251089
What the heck is this?

What the heck is this?
Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
January 12, 2009
Size: 2" ish

Not a tenebrionid!
This is an ironclad larva.


Zopherus tristis would be my guess.

 
Actually, seems more like an Asbolus sp larva to me...
Or something similar, definitely not an Ironclad, their larva are much different. The fuzzy head and paddle-like tail seem to be common characteristics of the larva in the family Pimeliinae.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Tenebrionidae
ID confirmed by A.Zaitsev

has to be a darkling beetle larva
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Thanks!
That was a quick ID...thank you.

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