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Need ID: Possible Carabid?

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I've been unable to find a suitable ID for this guy.

Found in Central Ohio. About 6mm. 

Assumed carabid, but maybe I'm way off base. Looked at dermestids due to the shape of the thorax, but the antennae is all wrong.

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That's a tenebrionid.

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On 6/5/2020 at 10:08 AM, InspectorGadget said:

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I've been unable to find a suitable ID for this guy.

Found in Central Ohio. About 6mm. 

Assumed carabid, but maybe I'm way off base. Looked at dermestids due to the shape of the thorax, but the antennae is all wrong.

Probably Alphitobius diaperinus, a widespread grain storage pest. Some people use them as feeders and/or cleanup crews, (I highly recommend against the latter for anything that's not a fast breeding feeder itself). 

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