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Tenebrionid Beetle? - Sphalma quadricollis

Tenebrionid Beetle? - Sphalma quadricollis
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
August 5, 2012
Size: ~ 6mm
Came to MV/Black lights at night. Darkling beetle I believe...help appreciated.
Another just like it came to the lights that is about 2mm longer, and slightly larger.

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got it!!! made my day... my week, actually.
another family off the wish list; Gary, you're my hero.
well, it helps a lot to have a wish list... combined w/the MCZ DB!

Moved from Beetles.

 
Still missing one pythid,
the largest member of genus Pytho: P. strictus.

 
the wish list covers genera only

 
That's YOUR wish list, Belov.
I'd like to see it hunted down and captured, on camera at least, and posted on Bug Guide. But maybe I should just keep my nose to the grindstone here in Ecuador ;-)

Over a dozen new-to-science genera in not quite 11 months BTW. Having loads of fun!

 
Darren Pollock says: "definitely the elusive S. quad.
"Don't know if it's 'officially' been recorded from WA state before...."

 
V...
So happy it made your week, I just glad that it helped you get one more off your wish list. You and others at BG have helped me so much I don't know how to thank you all. At least I feel I've helped today, I'll keep working at it. And thanks again...

man...
stunned; the missing Sphalma quadricollis???...
or maybe you've conspired w/Prof Alzheimer to play dirty tricks on me

 
no tricks...
this one had my head swimming too. I know it wasn't a teneb, and also suspected the pythid-borid-mycterid area but nothing rang a bell, off-hand.

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