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teneb - Cibdelis blaschkei

teneb - Cibdelis blaschkei
Sunol Regional Park, Sunol, Alameda County, California, USA
March 11, 2007
Size: 12-13mm
Yellow setae are visible on its tarsi. I think it's also got fungus on it; there was lots of orange fungus where it was found.

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Moved from Cibdelis.

Moved from Cibdelis blaschkei.

Moved from Cibdelis.

Cibdelis blaschkei
Cibdelis blaschkei is the only one is out area. I've seen them now in Mount Diablo as well as Las Trampas

are you basing the species ID
on specimen records from the SBMNH? I use that extremely useful database a lot, but, as is common for museums, the best specimen data is from the area around the museum itself (in this case southern California) -- or wherever their collectors have been collecting. SBMNH currently has 23,988 specimens databased for Santa Barbara county, but only 693 for Contra Costa county and 1082 for Alameda county.

You may be right in the species ID but I'm not so sure other Cibdelis don't occur up here -- but perhaps you have more information about these particular beetles in their collection than I do, or are getting the information from elsewhere?

As I posted in my other comment, I didn't base it off of other info. I'm going to move them all back to genus. For now, I'm going to keep my actual specimen with the species name until I can key it out later. Thanks for pointing out the limitations of the Beetle Project, I appreciate it.

Thanks Kojun
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

The golden setae indicate that it is a Coelometopinae. While not a 100% accurate rule, for the most part especially in the US, the Tenebs with dense golden setae fall in this subfamily. The other characters that make it a Coelometopinae are antennal and impossible to see in the field without a scope. The general shape makes me think it is in the genus Cibdelis.

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