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Black bristled desert beetle - Edrotes ventricosus

Black bristled desert beetle - Edrotes ventricosus
Mud caves, Anza Borrego County, California, USA
January 17, 2010
Size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch
Found this beetle in the Mud Caves of the Anza Borrego desert walking in the wash outside of the caves.

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Shiny elytra (without coarse punctation), long 3rd antennal segment, and faint whitish longitudinal lineations on elytra all point to E. ventricosus. This is our most commonly encountered species, Individuals and populations can be quite variable in the degree of linear arrangement of the long hairs on the elytra...from strikingly aligned to seemingly randomly scattered.

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