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Woolly beetle - Stenomorpha muricatula

Woolly beetle - Stenomorpha muricatula
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA

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Moved
Moved from Asidini.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

fuzzy darkling - how 'bout - Trichiasida ?
I don't think exact match, but fuzzy darkling beetles with somewhat similar thorax shape.

 
The thorax did bother me a bit...
so you might be headed in the right direction. (I'm somewhat relieved that you seem to think I had the family right, at least.)

the general shape
looks more like something close to Stenomorphus (or related).

 
You could very well be right...
in which case I've missed not just the genus but the family! Now that's embarrassing. Oh, well... I'll await further comments. It's all part of my continuing education.

 
Stenomorphus
is a tenebrionid, so you got the family right :)

 
Stenomorphus = Carabidae / Harpalini
At least from what I'm looking at here in the guide? I'm definitely not a beetle expert. :-) It just seems a little off to me?

 
My apologies...
Stenomorpha is the teneb (Stenomorphus is the carabid). One would think the ICZN would be a little more strict to prevent different genders of the same word to both be valid :)

 
Stethasida muricatula (LeConte, 1851)
nice pic

The hairs appear to be reddish brown...
so I'm going to suggest Eleodes osculans.



But, as I'm no beetle expert, please wait for confirmation/correction.

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