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Tenebrionid sp. - Eleodes carbonaria

Tenebrionid sp. - Eleodes carbonaria
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
July 12, 1994
Size: 12 mm


Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Eleodes maybe carbonarius? There is a key to the Eastern Colorado fauna in "The Genus, Eleodes of Eastern Colorado" by Alison Bernett. I don't think there are many species up in North Dakota that also do not occur south into Eastern Colorado so you can probably key it out.

Ran through key
and plops out nicely at E. carbonarius

Moved from ID Request.

I guess
I wanted to leave this out a bit longer....o well.

you'll get faster responses at the family level
SMEs don't often cruise ID request.

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