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beetle black - Cysteodemus armatus

beetle black - Cysteodemus armatus
Palm Desert, Coachella Valley Preserve County, California, USA
March 30, 2016
Size: 1/2 to 1 inch
Black beetle, moved around like a spider and was told it was a spider beetle. I have not been able to confirm this. I was told it had not been seen in the area before but there were many now. It has a white spot on both sides of its rear. The sparkles showed up in the photo. Casual observation shows shinny black.

Moved, Cysteodemus armatus
Moved from ID Request.

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