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Darkling beetle

Tenebrionidae

Notes:

color resembles dry wood. Dull but worth a shot



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11 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

She's wonderful!

injica
injica 5 years ago

why do you think that's a he...i think it looks like a she :D

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

I agree, Tenebrionidae.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

He's wonderful!

injica
injica 5 years ago

it is unfortunately, there aren't so many living in India though but on the internet there are almost no information about them :/ good luck

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 5 years ago

thanks Injica, i hope we can get a species name for it. Darkling beetle seems to be a broad group of beetles.

injica
injica 5 years ago

here it was identify as a Darkling beetle, Tenebrioninae http://www.flickr.com/photos/9643110@N08... maybe it can be helpful ;)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Look alike Raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus)

BindiaGupta
BindiaGupta 7 years ago

It is not a dung beetle. Dung beetles are much broader and rounded in shape and its exoskeleton is much darker and shiny.

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Looks like a dung beetle, or at the vary least some sort of scarab beetle.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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