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Tenebrionid - Mecysmus tenuis

Tenebrionid - Mecysmus tenuis
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USA
June 6, 2008
Size: 6 mm

Rolf Aalbu: "Looks like Mecysmus tenuis"
Moved from ID Request.

Thanks V., and indirectly Rolf. Didn't think I saw that one on here.

spent the wee hours finishing my BG desiderata list
...of beetle genera not yet in the Guide; in general, we're in 'very decent to good' shape -- but the tenebs are short of ~60 genera (about as many as the rest of 'Heteromera' + Cucujoidea combined), the sw taxa being the main part of the problem.
Speaking of which -- MJ, would you consider shooting some specimens in your holdings to fill the gaps? i intend to circulate the list among colleagues across the continent to coordinate the gap-filling process.

nice stuff, MJ

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