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?? - Tenebrio molitor

?? - Tenebrio molitor
Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Size: 15.5 mm
Found dead in a secured glass light shade. I'm accustomed to finding tiny beetles and other insects in attached light shades (in case I'm using the wrong term, it's the glass bowl that's often, as in this case, held in place with three screws inside the rim of a metal ceiling fixture containing one or more incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED bulbs) but I've never seen a beetle this size in one. It had the company of an equally dead Dermest*es lar*darius, also a bit large to be found in such a shade in my experience.

This one looks like Tenebrio molitor to me but I'll happily be corrected. All shots were taken with my hacked Pentax Optio GPS compact field camera.

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