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Comb Claw Beetle

Description:

Small beetle with unusual palpi. The Comb Claw Beetles of the Family Alleculidae resemble Tenebrionids but have the tarsal claws serrated like a comb. (Usually need a microscope to see it). http://www.entomology.umn.edu/museum/lin...). This one was about 8 mm long. The second picture was taken on 13 June 2015 in the same place. Some authors now put the Alleculidae as a subfamily of the Tenebrionidae.

Habitat:

Came to an ultraviolet light in the garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.

Notes:

http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFSearch... http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/darkling_...

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 25, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014

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