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Darkling beetle

Family Tenebrionidae

Description:



1 species ID suggestions

8 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Oops! I forgot to update its ID. Thanks for reminding me, Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

OK stho002. Do you think this is might be a Teneb also?http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/58416018/fullscreen

stho002
stho002 5 years ago

No way is it a rhip.! Tenebs are extremely diverse in morphology and habits

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Could this be a Rhipiphorid beetle? It is exactly like the one in the link given by stho002, but that one might be incorrectly identified. It doesn't really look or act like a Teneb.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

I uploaded two more photos of this beetle, the only ones that I took from a different angle, I hope it can help, stho002.

stho002
stho002 5 years ago

I need a better angle photo, but Tenebrionidae would be a better guess...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

stho002, I spotted this species before, and there was some discussion about its ID. I don't know much about them, can you suggest an ID?

stho002
stho002 5 years ago

Doesn't look like a buprestid to me...

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.43, Long: -49.27

Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

Spotted for mission

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