Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Anorus piceus
Webb Canyon, ~2000 ft. elevation, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 28, 2010
Size: ~6.75 mm
I rescued this beetle from the pool and can't for the life of me decide on a good match for it in the guide. As best as I can tell, tarsal formula is 5-5-5 and there are 11 antennal segments. (If I got that wrong, please correct me!) Any help identifying to family or better would be greatly appreciated.
Surrounding habitat is chaparral and mixed oak woodland.
[The first four photos in this series were taken while the beetle was basically lifeless. I placed it in a container overnight and by the next day it was moving around and I took the final three images prior to its release.]
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