Tenebrionidae from Argentina
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 4:24 AM
I´m sending a couple of pictures from Scotobius milliaris, Family Tenebrionidae. I´ve taken them in San Antonio Oeste, Río Negro, Patagonia.
This is a common species living in central Argentina, but expandig its distribution to cities in Patagonia, where you can find it only in garden´s houses. It is easy to see adult – larva under fallen leaves and walking on the grass. Some call them “catanguitas”.
I believe there aren´t any picture of this species on the web yet.
Hi again Mirta,
Thanks for allowing What’s That Bug? to be the first site to picture this lovely Darkling Beetle in the family Tenebrionidae. It resembles our Southern California Ironclad Beetle. We have been so busy with work and our new aquarium that we have been a bit lax in posting new submissions, only about one or two a day at the moment.