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Photo#43208
scarab - Coenonycha lurida

scarab - Coenonycha lurida
Palm Canyon campground, Anza-Borrego Desert, San Diego County, California, USA
February 2, 2006
Size: approx 12-15mm
Found under light at night.

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Moved
Moved from Coenonycha.

Coenonycha lurida
Identified as Coenonycha lurida by Art Evans. (Thanks Art!)

definitely a Scarab
clearly a member of the MACRODACTYLINI, in California, there are two similar looking, quite speciose genera; Coenonycha and Dichelonyx - my gut says Dichelonyx sp., but I haven't seen many of the other lately. When I get a moment I'll get my key and see what the differences are and if I can tell from these photos.

 
Coenonycha sp.
The lateral anterior margins of the pronotum tell all - never extending to eye in Dichelonyx
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partially covering eye in Coenonycha. New genus for the guide.

 
Coenonycha sp.
Thanks Phillip for looking up the details.

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