Caspers Wilderness Park, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, CA. 4-20-10. © Ron Hemberger

Darkling Beetle

Eleodes sp.

Distinguished from Coelocnemis by the spines on the first pair of legs, and the relatively small head.

Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae

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Thomas E. Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza, Orange County, CA. 10-9-05. © Ron Hemberger

Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 4-11-09. © Ron Hemberger