Location: Western Maine, USA
May 11, 2011 6:15 pm
I found this black beetle in my wood pile. We live in Western Maine if that narrows it down. Aprox. 1.5cm.
Signature: Thank you for considering, Castor Knox
It required considerable searching before we finally identified your beetle as a Roughened Darkling Beetle, Upis ceramboides, by matching the photo to postings on BugGuide. You were on the right track with your theory that it might be in the genus Coelocnemis, because that is also classified as a Darkling Beetle in the family Tenebrionidae.