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Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
January 11, 2007
Found under debris on the ground

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Larva Larva

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved from Beetles.

Teneb means FAMILY
Hi Crispin,

the very pale colour and the fact, that the rear tip of this larvae is simply conical, suggest subfamily Alleculinae.
Some Tenebrioninae larvae look about the same, however.

most likely a Teneb larvae

Teneb meaning the superfamily
Teneb meaning the superfamily? Are the larva undistinguishable by species, at least by eye?

There are some very distinct larvae, such as that of Mercantha contracta, East of the Mississippi. However, species ID can be quite difficult as there is little published associations between larvae and adult. Going by simply the larvae I have seen, my best guess would be Tenebrioninae.

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