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Photo#395286
Saintly Beetle - Mecysmus

Saintly Beetle - Mecysmus
San Elijo Lagoon, San Diego County, California, USA
May 1, 2010
Size: 6.5mm

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Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Mecysmus?
or nearby? Kojun's guess.

 
Thanks
That's what I was thinking orgiinally but couldnt remember the name!

this is fun. fetch me a dorsal, Arlo.

 
Ventral, caudal, and genial
I have, but dorsal will have to wait.

 
genial, no doubt, but...
...i'm still thorn between two interpretations: one referring to cheeks (with one letter less), another, to the privates (with one letter more)

put me out of my linguistic misery

 
In my Borror word-root dictionary
"geni" is indicated to mean "chin."

 
oh... weird... i always believed chin = mentum
while gena = cheeks (check 'genal' in med. & other online dictionaries)

 
Could geni-
perhaps be the hellenic root, and mentum the roman innovation?
And is a chin view a "mental image?"

 
i knew it!
could bet my last pair of knickers you'd come up with the mental pun

Very interesting...
Something near Tribolium?

Tenebrionidae
something at/near Blapstinus sp. Hard to tell from this one pic, though and the funky coloring (lighting?).

 
I'd also bet on this one bein
I'd also bet on this one being a Mecysmus - just had to key one out today, in fact.

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