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Tenebrionidae - Philolithus sordidus

Tenebrionidae - Philolithus sordidus
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
September 11, 1986
Size: 18 mm
I have three of these specimens collected by a student back in the 80's. Quite deep pronotal punctures with single black setae originated from the anterior edge of each puncture... I cannot say if this was actually collected here or if they were collected elsewhere and mislabeled by the student, I have never seen these fellows in the wild during my work around here....

Fran Keller's update: "So it looks like G. sordida.
"I have some from Bushnell, NE (Kimball County)."

Moved from Asidini.

 
Thanks again
for the great help!

 
my pleasure, Guy.
anytime; i'm happy to learn

neat bug; i'll ask Fran, she must know what do you have in ND
Moved from ID Request.

 
Fran Keller speaks: "Looks to be a Glyptasida, ...
"...would need more time to get you to species but there aren't that many."

 
Philolithus?

 
Sure looks like it...
Now to find Casey's 1912 key!

 
better not ))

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