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Darkling Beetle - Eleodes dentipes

Darkling Beetle - Eleodes dentipes
Bishop's Peak, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
May 29, 2006
I took a road trip! This specimen looks similar to the one found at


Eleodes dentipes

Moved from Darkling Beetles.
The nub on forefemur, makes me think this is Eleodes.

Moved from Beetles.

The image referenced (by Robin) may not be an Eleodes. Your image might be, or it might be a Coelocnemis, or something different still. What was the habitat like, may I ask?

I have no idea if this bug is the same as Robin's. I just thought they looked somewhat similar.
The habitat was dry and dusty. There were bushes all around, but no trees. It was on a rocky peak. I hope that helps. :)

I dunno. That sounds more like Eleodes habitat than Coelocnemis (which in my experience are abundant in Ponderosa pine forests). We might never know, as many of these things just can't be ID'd from images alone. Keep trying, though.

Thanks for trying. Maybe someone will come along who has some insight. :)

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