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Photo#731041
False Darkling beetle - Symphora rugosa

False Darkling beetle - Symphora rugosa
Edmundston, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada
July 8, 2012
Size: 3,1mm
Look as a False Darkling beetle..

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False Darkling beetle - Symphora rugosa False Darkling beetle - Symphora rugosa

Moved
Moved from Symphora.

Symphora rugosa
I think it's just a very dark Symphora rugosa (Haldeman). It's darker than some that I've seen, but its within the dark fuscous range of the species. This is a widely distributed species in New Brunswick with previous records from Carleton, Charlotte, Restigouche, Saint John, and York counties. I think it's probably present throughout the province. Great photos!

 
excellent. thanks again!
happy to see you back online, Chris -- it's been a while...

Darren Pollock's response:
"I certainly believe (as do you) that it's a Symphora. However, I've never seen one that is entirely dark like that one. I suppose that it could be an exceptionally dark S. rugosa. Sadly, this genus is yet another one, that, although there are few names with which to 'play', is difficult to nail down to species."

nice! i'm not yet sure which one, will revisit
both spp. recorded in NS but none in NB(1)

Moved from Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles.

 
Thanks V. I have send a note
Thanks V. I have send a note to Dr Majka..

 
so did i... to him and Dr Pollock, immediately

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