You should ask Charlie O'Brien whether he thinks it could be weevils. 
"Charles W. O'Brien" <[log in to unmask]>; 


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From: "Frank T. Krell" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 3:40:09 PM 
Subject: Pleistocene scarab fragments? 

Hi all, 

I am a little bit lost, so it’s time to ask the list, I guess. 

I am working on scarab fragments of a Pleistocene site of Colorado. Most of them are Aphodius heads (or Aphodius s.l. heads, for the splitters). I also got a few elytral fragments with a pretty distinct sculpture, consisting of broad deep, largely punctured stripes and not much broader, elevated, equally largely punctured intervals (see attached photo). 

I thought I have seen such elytra before, but cannot remember. I got them as possible scarabs, but I am struggling to find a North American scarab with such elytra. Could it be something else? I cc to Mike Ivie because he knows all those little families that nobody else knows (or are you on the Scarbs-L list, Mike?). 

Any ideas? Thanks! 


Dr. Frank-T. Krell 

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