Subject: Strange bug
Location: Kwazulu Natal South Africa
December 9, 2015 7:49 am
Please can you identify the attached bug
Signature: Greg Griffith
We haven’t the time to do the research at this moment, but this is either a Darkling Beetle in the family Tenebrionidae or an Ironclad Beetle in the family Zopheridae. We will do additional research later today.
Update: December 10, 2015
We believe we found this matching image on iSpot that is identified as a Darkling Beetle, and there is a really robust comment on the differences between Ironclad Beetles and Darkling Beetles that ends with this conclusion: “I think the teneb in this observation belongs to the tribe Asidini of the subfamily Pimeliinae, but I don’t know the tenebs well at all.”