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Beetle ID - Pleocoma fimbriata - male

Beetle ID - Pleocoma fimbriata - Male
Shingle Springs, California, USA
Unknown if this beetle was alive or dead at the time of the photo. Looks like a dead specimen to me. Would like an ID if anyone can make the call.

Moved from Rain Beetles.

Probably Pleocoma fimbriata.
with corresponding number of antennal lamellae.

Pleocoma sp.
Pleocoma sp. - image needs data (date/locale).

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Black Rain Beetles (Pleocoma puncticollis), female above, male below.

I agree.
I agree with the ID of Pleocoma sp. ("rain beetles"), and the need for data. Rain beetles have extremely localized populations, and very strange distribution patterns. This might represent a range extension. Who knows until we get the information? This specimen is a male. Females are flightless and never leave their burrows.

This beetle was found (alive) in Shingle Springs, California. Shingle Springs is between Sacramento and Placerville on Hwy 50. The person finding it claims he has seen the same type of beetle before on his property. He knows the next time he catches one to save it for me and I'll report it here with a fresh photo and all the details.

rain beetles
I just became aware I live in the middle of a huge rain beetle infestation, near Angels Camp, CA. About two weeks ago during one of the first pelting rains, at night, I killed about 35 hitting my windows. Then i went online, i.d.ed them and read that apparently some people think it difficult to get specimens. It sure wasn't difficult to smash them. Tonight I jarred one that hit my window. Its brown just like others. Anyone interested in a specimen or two? Dead or alive?

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