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Photo#95720
California beetle - Coniontis

California beetle - Coniontis
Sea Ranch, Mendocino County, California, USA
July 4, 2001
Size: 9 mm
Not at all sure what this is. When I first found this specimen, it keyed out to tenebrionidae, but that can't be right--the shape's all wrong. Thoughts?

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California beetle - Coniontis California beetle - Coniontis

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

wrong shape for Tenebrionidae?
I guess this is close to impossible! Tenebrionids may resemble about any kind of beetles superficially - probably only roves are safe from being "imitated".

I think you are right with your ID - look for closer match in Opatrinae subfamily.

cheers, Boris

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