Snowhill Road north of Cabin Branch Creek, Treyburn area, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
September 8, 2006
Size: 14 mm
Two of these were found on a lighted breezeway 8:30 p.m. This was the larger of the two--the coloration looked identical. Captured, measured, and posed. This one stridulated
rather loudly when handled.
calls this Fancy Dung Beetle
, which is the only common name I've seen applied to this striking species. As per Phil's suggestion, below, I've just changed the caption of the photo.
This image is currently used on the title page for family Bolboceratidae
at the Tree of Life