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Black Beetle #1 - Dicaelus dilatatus

Black Beetle #1 - Dicaelus dilatatus
Tracys Landing, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
May 2, 2021
This beetle appeared to be in hot pursuit of a Tettigidea lateralis - Black-sided Pygmy Grasshopper at the base of a cliff on the Chesapeake Bay during a very low tide. The grasshopper was able to perch on the cliff but the beetle fell upside down each time it attempted to climb the cliff which was wet. Eventually the beetle gave up and hid in some underbrush at the cliffs base.

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