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Large Beetle - Zopherus nodulosus

Large Beetle - Zopherus nodulosus
Spicewood, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 20, 2005
Size: close to 2" long
Found on the porch of a friend's house, outside of Austin. When touched, it pulled its legs in and played dead. After being ignored for at least 15 minutes, I noticed it was still keeping up the charade.

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Super cool
I came across this little beauty on my porch in northern New York last year. I love this one, but I'm always afraid to handle any bug because I never know if it will sting or bite or pinch me!

 
This bug is restricted to Texas...
Not sure what you found in NY...

Moved
Moved from Zopherus.

Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn
Here's some more information on the Southwestern Ironclad Beetle - Zopherus nodulosus haldemani Horn for when a page is created for the species.

MQ, Austin

Texas Beetle Info
TexasEnto.net/beetles.htm

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