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Gleaming Darkling Beetle

Tarpela micans


Under some bark in a log pile


There's a bonus bug in these photos - a Flat Bug!

1 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack 10 years ago
Gleaming Darkling Beetle
Tarpela micans Tarpela micans, Gleaming Darkling Beetle, Family Tenebrionidae

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Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 10 years ago

Thanks. Right you are!

oxyjack 10 years ago

What you have here is a different family of beetles. It is a darkling beetle, belonging to the Family Tenebrionidae. If you look at the pictures of Poecilus chalcites, you'll notice two little dents at the back of the pronotum (the part between the head and the wing covers). Your photo doesn't have those dents. It appears to be a Gleaming Darkling Beetle, Tarpela micans

Mandy Hollman
Spotted by
Mandy Hollman

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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