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Teneb - Gnatocerus

Teneb - Gnatocerus
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
May 12, 2007
Size: 2.5 mm
Small teneb, not sure which though.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Warren Steiner says, "looks like a female Gnatocerus...
"group now under review."

taken in the wild?
anyway, @ 2.5 mm Palorus is the only thing of this habitus i can think of offhand

as wild as the wild is these days
Collection site is rural/agricultural. I've found other cosmo. pests, such as Sitophilus zeamais and Anthrenus verbasci.

I was wondering about Palorius, but if I am interpreting the key correctly, Palorus should have the eye entirely beneath the canthus. This specimen has the eye partially divided by the canthus. It seems to key better towards Latheticus, but doesn't really match any images I've found. Somewhat resembles Corticeus, but apices of elytra are not truncate.

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