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Photo#53552
Black beetle Strongylium tenuicolle? - Strongylium tenuicolle

Black beetle Strongylium tenuicolle? - Strongylium tenuicolle
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
May 23, 2006

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Black beetle Strongylium tenuicolle? - Strongylium tenuicolle Black beetle - Strongylium tenuicolle

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles. I think this is a pretty safe bet, so moving to species page. Feel free to correct me.

Melandryid?
I think I can just make out two linear depressions running forward from the base of the pronotum which are characteristic of many melandryids. If you have a view that better shows the topography of the pronotum, that might cinch it for me.

 
Tenebrionid, Strongylium?
I'm thinking this is Strongylium tenuicolle. They are not typical tenebs, being very active and strong fliers. I usually find them at lights at night.

 
Tenebrionidae
Thanks Eric. I moved it to the Tenebrionid section.

 
Melandryid
Here is a close up

 
Thanks, Charles.
No, that's not a melandryid pronotum. What would you estimate its length to be?

 
black beetle
Aprox. 20mm

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