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Darkling beetle - Platydema excavatum - male

Darkling beetle - Platydema excavatum - Male
Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
April 25, 2009
Size: ~ 4 mm
Found under the bark of a dead tree. My best guess is Platydema excavatum. Is it a male?

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Darkling beetle - Platydema excavatum - male Darkling beetle - Platydema excavatum

now i think you're reight
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Thanks, v !
^^

male, yes
no opinion on sp., though -- never touched the Nearctic fauna of this genus :-/

 
Thanks, v !
My guessed ID was just based on Identification keys for Florida Tenebrionidae that may not cover all the eastern species. (Maybe, you know the webpage.)

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