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Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus

Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
March 14, 2016
Size: 1 3/8"
Large beetle found when clearing some brush. Patent-leather beetle? Almost looks like you can see the stitching on the leather ...When taking pictures I noticed it had mites which is interesting. More pics to follow. Also looks like it has some wood in its mandibles. Is it stuck or just saving it for later?

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Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus Patent-leather Beetle? - Odontotaenius disjunctus

Agreed
Moved from ID Request.

It is very common to find mites on Bess Beetles. I am not sure about the wood in its mandibles.

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