California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Coxelus serratus
Scientific name: Coxelus serratus Horn
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What it looks like:
2.0-2.9 mm in length. Its body is elongate, oval-shaped, and can range from dark brown to an almost black color. The elytra have deep striae, or punctured rows. It is wingless.
Where you'll find it: The species is native to the coastal ranges of California from San Diego north to San Francisco.
Natural History: These beetles can be found in dead redwood logs, under the bark of dead Douglas firs, and occasionally in leaf litter.
This page was written by Maren Farnum, a 2005 California Beetle Project intern.