Tribolium castaneum - Red Flour Beetle

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Tenebrionid beetles, such as this flour beetle, are recognizable by the little shelf on the head that cuts across the compound eyes and covers the base of the antennae.

USA, AZ: Tucson, University of Arizona
18.iii.2006. Laboratory colony.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.