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Primelia Beetles (Pimelia species) are of the family Tenebrionidae and are in the genus Primelia. Also refereed to by the more general name Darkling Beetles which includes other types of ground beetles. This flightless diurnal species occurs in warmer climates and is exclusively found in sand dunes and deserts. In the heat of the day they burrow down into the sand to avoid dehydration and emerge in the early morning or late evening to feed on dead or decaying matter.
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