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Carved Darkling Beetle

Glyptasida sp.

Family Tenebrionidae, Subfamily Tentyriinae, Tribe Asidini


 

Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX
October 13, 2004 (M Stangeland & K Davis)


Similar Species: There are 13 species of Glyptasida in the south central western United States. Genus is in need of revision.

Photo: Glyptasida sordidus - Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity


References:

Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Casey, T.L. 1912. A revision of the American genera of the tenebrionid tribe Asidini. Pp. 70-214. In: Memoirs on the Coleoptera III. Lancaster Press. Lancaster, PA.


01 Dec 2005   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information