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Stink- Bug Beetle - Eleodes

Stink- Bug Beetle - Eleodes
skull Valley, AZ, USA (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
March 7, 2007
Size: 20mm or larger
This critter has a bad "BO" defence and is associated with distinct body postureing: from slightly raised rear; to 45 degree raise; to extreme almost"standing on it's head"; and the real fully diffensive (and offensive) position is lying on its back. The odor is strong from an emitted dark brown fluid. It's body appears more cylindrical and the rear is more pointed than the Darkling Beetle. I have both here and if (?) the Darkling Beetle can be provocked into exuding is vary faint in comparison. The Darkling Beetle also doesn't appear to exhibit the defensive body positional behavior.

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Stink- Bug Beetle - Eleodes Stink- Bug Beetle - Eleodes

Moved from Coelocnemis.

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