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Eleodes (Cratidus) Osculans - Eleodes osculans

Eleodes (Cratidus) Osculans - Eleodes osculans
Huntington Beach, orange County, California, USA
August 15, 2011
Size: approx. 1/2 inch long
Came across this bug on path at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Preserve.

Moved from ID Request.

Maybe Both
It is one of the hairy tenebrionid beetles but it does seem like some dust may have gotten between the hairs--if not, it certainly matches the color of the soil.

Hair or Just Dusty ID
Thanks for your reply. I did a bit more research and I've concluded my photo is of an Eleodes (Cratidus) Osculans...that is, a Wooly Darkling Beetle.

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