Hypulus simulator

False Darkling Beetle

Hypulus simulator, False Darkling Beetle photo

Family: Melandryidae

Subfamily: Melandryinae

Length: 5-7 mm


In Hypulus simulator, look for a large depression on each side of the pronotum.

On each elytron, the basal mark includes a pointed area that points toward the rear of the beetle. The elytra are pubescent.

Another Melandryid beetle living in West Virginia is Dircaea liturata.

Insects of West Virginia