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Pictured Rove Beetle - Thinopinus pictus

Pictured Rove Beetle - Thinopinus pictus
Pescadero State Beach, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 30, 2009
A better view of the mandibles spread "half-way" open, exhibiting a few teeth.

At rest the mandibles are held "closed" and crossing each other, but they can be pivoted open to an angle of (at least) 180 degree from their bases, as illustrated in the previous image in this series.

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