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Tenebrionid beetle? - Philolithus sordidus

Tenebrionid beetle? - Philolithus sordidus
near Animas, New Mexico, USA
September 8, 2014
Size: approx. 1.25 inches
Saw this near the Mexican border last week - wondering if it's a type of Tenebrionid beetle? But which type? I appreciate the help!

Moved tentatively; hope experts agree
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved for expert attention and cropped
[please do the latter yourself next time]
thinking, Asidini --but the looks can be deceiving in this family

Moved from ID Request.

also please note that state abbreviations do not belong in the location fields [deleted here], and that size data only help if measured in mm, otherwise the field is better left blank (estimates are useless for beetle identification purposes, and more often mislead than help)

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