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Armored Beetle

Armored Beetle
Indio HIlls, Riverside County, California, USA
June 29, 2010
It is a tough little beetle have seen them around as children but not since then. They have an extraordinary strong exo-skeleton. It also has a very long "play dead" reflex it went stiff in the pose I photographed it in.

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Armored Beetle Armored Beetle

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Moved from ID Request.

Asbolus sp.
could be Crytoglossa, but I dont think so. Asbolus is more round and Cryptoglossa is more elongate, in general body form.

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