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Comb Claw Beetle


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). 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.


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


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Chiapas, Mexico

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

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