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Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - male - female

Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - Male Female
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve - Spring Ridge Trail, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 10, 2011
Size: ~ 25 mm
For mature audiences only... :) The female (? - on the bottom) was still crawling around and the pair tumbled around a bit.

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Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - male - female Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - male - female Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - male - female Mating darkling beetles - Eleodes dentipes - male - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Eleodes sp.
A shot showing the ventral side of the legs is helpful. Look-a-like genus Coelocnemis has golden setae on the legs; which I don't see here.

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