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Unknown Beetle - Stenochidus

Unknown Beetle - Stenochidus
In Westwood - elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
June 25, 2008
Size: Body length 8mm
Another unknown beetle for me! Any ID help very much appreciated - Thanks!

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Unknown Beetle - Stenochidus Unknown Beetle - Stenochidus

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved from Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles.

Darkling beetle, I'm sure someone else will narrow it down further.

suspect alleculline
claws pectinate?

Added extra Lateral view,
with enlargement of hind-leg claw, but not sure if claw pectinate. But I did browse around a bit in the alleculline images; could this be near to this Stenochidus specimen (1); the palps on both specimens seem to be rather clubbed.

Stenochidus is a plausible call
i was thinking along those lines, too; could you check its claws under a 'scope or for me?

I cannot seem to find the specimen;
wish I could; thank you though for your time and effort with this one.

that's ok
we'll figure it out sooner or later, Jim

A new specimen
I found another specimen, like this one, linked below:

With this one, using my small microscope, I was able to view the tarsal claws well enough to see the comb-like teeth on the inside curve of the claws. Also after some effort I was simply able to photograph the claws well enough to show the pectinate claws - photo included with the new beetle linked above. Hope these help. Thanks =V=!

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