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Photo#77982
punctured-stria darkling beetle - Helops arizonensis

punctured-stria darkling beetle - Helops arizonensis
Organ Mountains foothills, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
August 6, 2006
Size: about 8 mm
Came to UV lights on greasewood/mesquite/cactus incline below jagged spires of the Organ Mountains.

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Moved
Moved from Helops.

Helops arizonensis Horn
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Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Helops
Most likely a Helops species. This genus is quite diverse in the US but species identification is quite difficult as there are no recent keys to the group and many undescribed species still.

 
Thoughts?

 
Diverse indeed!
I just looked at the other species that's posted and it's a struggle to see much resemblance.

 
Thank you, Larry.
Good luck publishing papers under kanchan ;-)

It's good to know there are plenty of undescribed species still out there. I'll put this one in the Helops column until/unless proven otherwise.

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