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Photo#90024
- - Microschatia inaequalis

- - Microschatia inaequalis
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego County, California, USA
April 4, 2003
Size: body length about 12 mm
This species seems slightly uncommon in this area, and I have never seen them elsewhere. They are usually seen in the cooler months.

thanks for the names, Bill.
we can use any amount of help in the teneb dept

Moved from Asidini.

 
Echoed
Good to have you aboard, Bill.

Microschatia
Looks like Microschatia inaequalis LeConte, and the locality works for that species too.

 
How can you tell?
There's no bio on your personal page or link to some source that shows this species...

Never mind. Belov obviously vouches for you :-) Still, it would be nice to have a bio or at least a link to one. Any chance?

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

 
The wide antennal segment is actually two.
There is a very stubby terminal segment almost sunken in the much larger segment before it. That's diagnostic for Asidini according to Kojun.

Ron's other beetle:

Close relative, different species I'd say.

 
Same genus?
This one is VERY similar (and also in SoCal).

Another possibility, but I'm no expert
Diabolical ironclad beetle Phloeodes diabolicum

I think yours may be stubbier and have less texture in the front section, he said very unscientifically.

Also, check here: http://mamba.bio.uci.edu/~pjbryant/biodiv/coleopt/Darkling2.htm

 
Not this one...
We have many of these locally -- it is a different critter.

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