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#1 cfreidsma

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:13 PM

Hi everyone,

 

While sitting and enjoying YouTube, this little guy crawled on my leg. Looks a lot like some sort of flour beetle.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Nice find!



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

I am kind of thinking grain beetle now. The head and mandible shapes match better. If anything knows the ID let me know.

 

Either way I am keeping it and hoping it is a pregnant female. I'll keep it in the small cup for now with flour and dry foods. 



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

Cool find :) its a Bark-gnawing Beetle probably Tenebroides sp.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:16 PM

Cool find :) its a Bark-gnawing Beetle probably Tenebroides sp.


Yup, I agree, not a flour beetle, but a Tenebroides sp. :)

Darklings: Alobates pensylvanica, Coelocnemis californicus, Coelus ciliatus, Eleodes clavicornis, Eleodes hispilabris, Eleodes nigrinus, Embaphion cf. contusum, Embaphion muricatum, Eusattus muricatus, Meracantha contracta, Platydema ellipticum, Tenebrio molitor, Tenebrio obscurus, Tenebrionid sp, Zophobas morio. Ground beetles: Pasimachus sp. "Arizona". Click beetles: 1 Alaus melanops larva, Ampedus sp, Elateridae sp larva, Elaterid sp larvae, Melanotus cf. similis, Melanotus sp, Pyrophorus noctilucus. Also: A bunch of cockroach species, spiders, isopods, and a cat. For a full list of my invertebrates, See my blog! http://invertebratedude.blogspot.com/


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

Ah, alright. Never seen one of these before from Michigan. This year so far has been interesting.

 

Thanks :)






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