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Tenebrionids Mating - Coelocnemis californica - male - female

Tenebrionids Mating - Coelocnemis californica - Male Female
Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain, near Sunday Peak, Tulare County, California, USA
July 1, 2005
Size: 25 mm
This particular species of teneb was all over the place in the forest. Many were mating and some formed these threesomes!

Moved from Coelocnemis.

Coelocnemis californica
Golden hairs on the tibiae venter, overall shape, rough texture, and geographic location

Moved from Coelometopinae.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Iphthiminus sp.
Not a Coelocnemis, look much more like Iphthiminus. Never seen them in numbers like that, though.

These might be in the genus Coelocnemis. Habitat is certainly right for them. In my next life I want to be a beetle:-)

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