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Synchroidae - Synchroa punctata

Synchroidae - Synchroa punctata
Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Eclosed on or about Feb. 1. Up to this point I was for some reason expecting an alle*culine to eclose. Besides having deformed elytra and wing, this beetle still has its rumpled pupal skin attached at the rear. The light coloration means it has only recently eclosed from pupa.

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Moved from Synchroa Bark Beetles. Moved per request here.

Hi Jim,

my description might have been misleading. I chose a pic from the bugguide fundus to illustrate:

This larva does not necessarily belong in Alleculinae, though. Larvae of Tenebrionidae proper often look the same.

regards, Boris

Thank you, Boris.
The larvae I seem to recall were *way* different. Only psychiatry can solve this mystery -- or perhaps another rearing experiment :-)

Hi Jim,

why did you expect an Alleculinae? All larvae from this subfamily (I know at least) have a smooth surface and elongate, cylindrical bodies with conical tail without spines - to say in few words: they are "wireworms".

regards, Boris

In a word,
I "disremembered" :-) However, I have reared alleculines before and thought I recalled the larvae being different than you describe. Obviously I need to carefully record their development. (There's a possibility I already have but I need to fix the computer those images might be on.)

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