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punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis

punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, USA
December 14, 2013
Size: ~ 6 mm
Found in a dead Eucalyptus tree on a cool December morning.
It was not particularly interested in moving, not to mention flying, and very good at holding onto various substrates.
Is this a tenebrionid in genus Helops ?
It appears to be close to H. californicus, but doesn't match completely.

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punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis punctuated blackish Beetle with long slender antennae, bulging eyes, rounded pronotum edges, and striated elytra - Helops rugicollis

Moved tentatively...
Moved from Helops.

 
You are the best =V= !
Helops rugicolis matches very nicely !

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Thanks a lot for the confirmation, =V= !
Being a genus in need of revision, it might be hard to pin it further down ...

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