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Ground Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus

Ground Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: 1.5 inches
When found, it was covered in tiny (pencil point sized) light brown scale-looking matter. It was concentrated in areas of the joints, but some on flat surfaces too. Would these be a parasite or eggs? I scraped them off before pinning, so they aren’t visible in photos.

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Ground Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus Ground Beetle

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Horned Passalus
Looks like a Horned Passalus (Odontotaenius disjunctus). I have photos of them with light brown nodules as well. Don't know if those are mites or something the beetle sloughs off.

 
could be mites
but they also can carry around a lot of wood dust and other debris

 
Good point
They do dig around a lot in the earth and undergrowth.

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