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Species Centronopus opacus

Beetle - Centronopus opacus Beetle - Centronopus opacus Black Beetle - Centronopus opacus Black, non-shiny beetle - Centronopus opacus Black, non-shiny beetle - Centronopus opacus Black, non-shiny beetle - Centronopus opacus Beetle on stucco - Centronopus opacus Darkling Beetle - Centronopus opacus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Centronopini
Genus Centronopus
Species opacus (Centronopus opacus)
Centronopus opacus LeConte 1859
MT‒SD to TX‒AR(1)
oak-hickory-pine forests (Triplehorn & Stephan 1994)
late May‒Sep in cTX, based on my specimens. =v=
active at nights, on overcast days, and immediately after rainfall; none taken at lights or in FIT (Triplehorn & Stephan 1994); come to lights in cTX (i have a series taken at my porch lights. =v=)
Print References
Triplehorn C.A., Stephan K.H. (1994) Notes on Centronopus opacus LeConte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Col. Bull. 48: 148.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.