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Unknown Beetle - Eleodes cordata

Unknown Beetle - Eleodes cordata
Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA
June 23, 2006
Size: less than an inch long
A type of darkling beetle, perhaps?

chordata was an adorable non-freudian slip, Bill! thanks.
Moved from Eleodes scabrosa.

probably Eleodes chordata Eschscholtz
based on locality & pronotal shape (notice strong constriction in basal half), it (at least as of Blaisdell's revision) is probably that species, not scabrosa, which has the pronotal lateral margins more or less evenly arcuate. Both are known from the San Francisco area.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a match; thanks for quick replies!

Not an expert opinion,
but it reminds me of Eleodes scabrosa


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