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Photo#817723
Smooth darkling - Eleodes

Smooth darkling - Eleodes
NM 12, north of Aragon, Catron County, New Mexico, USA
July 24, 2013
Size: ~23mm
We continued on US 60 through Magdalena to Datil, and then south on NM 12. We stopped at the continental divide to photograph some wildflowers and these guys too.

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Promus?
Can't see any of the characters (pronotal angles, prosternum, etc) but overall it sure looks like E. subnitens - but the NM populations might prove to be something else. This could also be something else, like an oddly formed E. longicollis.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Eleodes sp.

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