Centronopus calcaratus

Darkling Beetle

Centronopus calcaratus, Darkling Beetle photo

Family: Tenebrionidae

Subfamily: Tenebrioninae

Length: 14-17 mm


Adult Centronopus calcaratus can be found under rocks, fallen logs, and bark.

The one pictured here showed up at lights in Upshur County, West Virginia, complete with several tiny brown mites that are using the beetle for transportation.

Range of Centronopus calcaratus,

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Insects of West Virginia