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Photo#182762
Eleodes sp. darkling beetle? - Eleodes armata

Eleodes sp. darkling beetle? - Eleodes armata
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, California, USA
May 12, 2008
Size: 2 cm
I found this large black beetle plodding up a Mojave desert wash on a chilly, windy morning. When I tried to photograph this beetle, it adopted this classic defensive pose. I believe that this is one of the Eleodes sp. of darkling beetles?

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