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Brown ant-like beetle with punctate elytra and thorax and covered in a sparse, fine, straight pubescence. The head was more hairy. 7mm in length. Family Tenebrionidae. This beetle looks much more like an ant-like flower beetle of the Family Anthicidae, however Apocrypha is still in the Tenebrionidae (although both families are in the superfamily Tenebrionoidea). It has been called a "weird Teneb" and "a surreal anthicomorph tenebrionid", which is just how I see it!
This beetle was running about on the ground at night. Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.
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