Tok-Tokkie from South Africa

Subject:  Black bug with stripe
Geographic location of the bug:  Table Mountain, South Africa
Date: 10/20/2018
Time: 04:42 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello all,
I came across this bug while climbing table mountain in south africa. Does anyone know what it is?
How you want your letter signed:  Joe


Dear Joe,
This looks like one of the South African Darkling Beetles in the genus
 Psammodes known as Tok-Tokkies, but the stripe is something we have not seen, so we will attempt a species identification for you.

Update:  October 29, 2018
Thanks to a comment from Emily, we now realize the stripe is actually a blurry blade of grass.

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