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What type of Beetles? - Sandalus niger - male - female

What type of Beetles? - Sandalus niger - Male Female
Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana, USA
October 1, 2005
Size: 1/2" - 1.5"
Thanks for everyone's help! I should have known that the male beetle would be "prettier"! :)

I'm adding here another (slightly blurry) photo of the "grouping" of beetles. They appear to vary greatly in size and color. It makes sense that they are in my yard if they're attracted to cicadas. We have tons of them in our many trees! So, does anyone know more about these beetles? There really isn't a whole lot of information about them out there.

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prettier male bug
Hey, I'm trying to identify a "large" bug that flew into my house last night and he fits perfectly with this image. I'm in Cheshire, England. Is it the same bug? Or am I completely off the track? I'm no expert but he was so beautiful - and loud!! I'd love to know what he was!! Please!!

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