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Wooly Darkling Beetle - Eleodes osculans

Wooly Darkling Beetle - Eleodes osculans
Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, California, USA
September 16, 1973
Size: 16.5mm

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date
why didn't you enter it in the date field? it belongs there...
[i know that produces preposterous copyright results, though]

 
Actual date vs copyright date!
Somewhere, a while back, in one forum pages I had read some differing viewpoints on this subject, especially in regards to older specimens. But I am glad you posed this question to me early on with these bugs from the 1970s. I have several hundred specimens from that era; with most of them having precise dates. Some may eventually be new species for the BG.

I will follow your advice, since the "Data page" info for states seems to be of more value than a preposterous copyright date.

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This beetle is one of my childhood acquaintenses. Often I would have one as a pet in a jar. They could be found in the yard under rocks and old boards; and sometimes just walking about in certain areas. This particular beetle was found under some rotting wood about 1/2 mile south of the bottom end of El Zumaque road in Rancho Santa Fe CA.

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