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Photo#434533
Darkling beetle - Scotobaenus parallelus

Darkling beetle - Scotobaenus parallelus
Crescent Lake area, Oregon, USA
July 28, 2010
Size: 17 mm
Found this beetle under log in pine forest.
Need help with ID.

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Moved tentatively; the only sp. known outside Calif.
Moved from Scotobaenus.

Moved
Moved from Coelocnemis.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

must be a Coelocnemis -- our best images of this genus so far
will ask Kojun to check

 
My first guess was Scotobaenus...
...

 
well, you're right, of course -- i screwed up big time!!
sorry... and thanks for setting me straight

 
Thank you! You are the best...
So, it's going to be my first specimen of Scotobaenus genus! Is there any possibility to get it down to species level?

 
Kojun may tell...
large black ones scare me to death
у меня к ним глаз не пристрелямши

 
Would be great!
same deal with me...
за это я и подсел на чернотелок - уж очень непривычы они моему глазу

 
i used to know the Central Asian fauna fairly well
[collected there extensively and kept a rich collection]
but it was exactly the kind of experience that taught me extreme caution dealing with anything even slightly unfamiliar -- too many look maddeningly deceptive

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