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Photo#335968
purple-striped beetle  -alternate photo- - Eleodes suturalis

purple-striped beetle -alternate photo- - Eleodes suturalis
Spirit Mound Historic Prairie near Vermillion, SE South Dakota, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
September 22, 2009
Size: about 2 cm

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purple-striped beetle - Eleodes suturalis purple-striped beetle  -alternate photo- - Eleodes suturalis

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Darkling Beetle, Tenebrionidae
One of the many semi-arid/arid (plains/desert) species.
Possibly Eleodes suturalis (?)

There are a number of Genera and many more species. Unfortunately many are also very similar in appearance.

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