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Black Fire Beetle - Melanophila acuminata

Black Fire Beetle - Melanophila acuminata
Seward, Alaska, USA
August 20, 2010
Size: 11 mm
Melanophila acuminata (DeGeer), the "Fire Bug" famously known for its habit of flocking to freshly burned and sometimes still smoldering pine trees to mate and oviposit (see species page at University of Alberta).

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