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Photo#334236
darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha

darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha
Sandia Peak trail, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
September 14, 2009
Size: abt 2 cm.

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darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha darkling beetle? - Stenomorpha

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Moved from Darkling Beetles.

how about Stenomorpha?
After browsing the guide some more, I found a close image:

 
ID confirmed by R.L. Aalbu: Stenomorpha
good call, Diane

 
VERY good point
we'll get to the bottom of it; in arid areas, tenebs from diff. lineages show a lot of convergent evolution and may look incredibly confusing

 
Understood
The comments on my other beetle pic went from Eleodes to Stenomorpha to Gonasida. Now I understand why these beetles are so complicated to ID. Thanks.

 
yes indeed
but a head closeup may help a lot figuring out subfamilies [another thing that definitely could is a lifetime experience working with them and having a rich reference collection :-]

has to be something akin to Embaphion in Eleodini
let's wait for expert input

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