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Foggy morning under steeping stone.  This animal had dug a pit under the stone. - Scaphinotus

Foggy morning under steeping stone. This animal had dug a pit under the stone. - Scaphinotus
Portola Valley , San Mateo County, California, USA
January 24, 2013
Size: about 2 cm
Rather sure it is a Phengodidae but do not know the species.

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Foggy morning under steeping stone.  This animal had dug a pit under the stone. - Scaphinotus Foggy morning under steeping stone.  This animal had dug a pit under the stone. - Scaphinotus - female

Scaphinotus (Brennus) sp. --det. D.H. Kavanaugh
Moved from Cychrini.

Moved tentatively; will seek expert opinion
Moved from ID Request.

carabid larva (cychrine?) pretending to be a silphid :]
nice one [though unrelated to phengodids] in any case; i'll ask around

 
As I check on this, I sure yo
As I check on this, I sure you are correct. The well developed antennae made me think it had to be an adult. I will be on the lookout for adults to confirm the species.

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