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This dark clerid beetle was about 15 mm long. Elytra showed small subquadrate pitting. The body seemed to be covered with short setae that made the beetle look grey. The legs were the same colour except for the tarsi that were brown. I assume that the dotted structure below the eye in Pic 2 is a partially visible antenna.
Spotted under bright lights in a suburban area
The larvae of these beetles feed on larvae and pupae of other insects. Family: Cleridae