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Photo#34758
Gray Beetle - Bothrotes canaliculatus

Gray Beetle - Bothrotes canaliculatus
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
September 3, 2005
Not quite sure what this is, proportions look about like a Trogidae

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Gray Beetle - Bothrotes canaliculatus Gray Beetle - Bothrotes canaliculatus

Moved
Moved from Bothrotes.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Bothrotes sp.
The ridge pronotum is not common, and Bothrotes does have it.

 
Bothrotes canaliculatus
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Interesting -
compare this one, which I'm still trying to ID. How common is a ridged pronotum?


 
Tenebrionidae.
I am pretty certain this is some kind of darkling beetle in the family Tenebrionidae. Well, both images, actually:-)

 
Misled by context
It's funny how you can be misled by context. Both pictures show beetles walking around on plant stems, not the usual context I think of for Tenebrionids! I think of their common name as referring not only to their usually-dark colors, but also to their preference for living in dark places like under bark and inside fungi.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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