Tenebrionidae

Pronunciation:  [Te⋅ne·bri⋅ON⋅i·dae]

Common Name:  Darkling Beetles

Description:   The tenebrionids are usually dull brown or black in color.   They have a tarsal formula of 5-5-4.   Most darkling beetles are generalist omnivores and many species are well-adapted for life in arid environments.   A few are pests of stored grain.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Tarsal formula: 5-5-4

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Order:  Coleoptera