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Hemicrepidius morio

Hemicrepidius morio
Pack Forest, near Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington, USA
July 11, 2009
Size: circa 15 mm
We found a couple of these at lights, but this one was on vegetation along the 1200 Road during the day, and looks to be the same species as the ones found at lighted sheets. Size estimated. Corrections welcome, of course. Here's one of the ones at lights:

Search for insect photos from the 2009 BugGuide Gathering (gathering_2009).

why is this click beetle so easy?
I'm confused. Most of the time, plain black or brown click beetles get left at family level or sometimes subfamily, but you and Lynette both jumped on this one and v agreed. What's the deal? :)

compared to
this one, I believe:

It seemed that the characters noted there were distinctive, but it is always good to double-check my assumptions.

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