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This is actually a tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus

This is actually a tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 18, 2006
Size: 3.8 mm
Came to UV lights on warm, humid, buggy night. Noticing the toothed margin of the pronotum, I thought of Derod0ntidae, the Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles, of which there are two listed for New Hampshire. I compared undersides of this one and the other NH dero*dontid and they are quite similar. This one has a more prominent antennal club, possibly one difference between genera. At any rate, since it's clearly not the species already in bugguide, it's most likely the other one listed: Dero*dontus eso*tericus.

Oh, how foolish of me. Clearly it's a close relative of the long-jointed darkling beetles, Anthr*omacra. See Don Chandler's comment on other dorsal view.

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This is actually a tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus This is actually a tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus This is actually a tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus

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