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Photo#270734
Darkling Beetle - Cymatothes unicolor

Darkling Beetle - Cymatothes unicolor
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
April 28, 2009
This is sheen, non-reflective surface of this beetle is nice for flash photography. Would this happen to be a Flat Brown Scavenger Beetle or is that just an artist's perspective?

Cymatothes
Cymatothes tristis (Laporte) is recorded from Alabama.

 
thanks!
i expected your comment on this one...

very nice addition, Robert -- pls look for more!

not a carrion beetle
looks like a darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae)

 
Tenebrionidae, sure
must be IDable

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