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Photo#644947
Darkling of some type? - Temnoscheila virescens

Darkling of some type? - Temnoscheila virescens
Lakeland (near Highlands City), Polk County, Florida, USA
May 20, 2012
Size: 15.5mm
I found this under the bark of a large dead oak that had toppled over. When I picked it up, it chomped down pretty hard on my finger. There were also seven or so hardwood stump borers/live oak borers, as well as a Phileurus valgus in the vicinity. It looks almost like a bizarre cross between a ground beetle and a darkling beetle. This particular image is very blurry, but I have a very clear shot of the head and mandibles.

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Blurry Image
I intend to add a better image soon.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

T. virescens
Yes, I am certain now that it is T. virescens. Nothing else in Trogossitinae mathes it. Thanks for the information, I would never have found it.

Trogossita sp.
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Temnoscheila virescens
After comparing the specimen with some of the images in that area, I am almost certain that it is Temnoschelia virescens. The pronotum is more rounded and has no angles near the head.

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