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Darkling Beetle - Neatus tenebrioides

Darkling Beetle - Neatus tenebrioides
Ackworth, Warren County, Iowa, USA
April 4, 2009
Size: 1 cm
Discovered under bark of firewood stored in woodshed. On this cool morning, it was inactive with its antennae and legs tucked away out of sight when I first found it, but it stirred to life after a few minutes of photography and exerted them in this view. The edge of my thumbnail provides some scale.

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Darkling beetle.
This is a tenebrionid, but not sure which genus. Note the "beaded" antennae, which helps separate tenebs from carabids.

 
Neatus tenebroides, i suppose
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