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Photo#5829
wooly darkling beetle - Eleodes osculans

wooly darkling beetle - Eleodes osculans
Lakeview Mountains, near Hemet, California, USA
August 13, 2004
Eleodes osculans
formerly Cratidus osculans

Approx. 1.5 cm

Found in leaf litter under a row of oleanders.
Very stinky!

ref. Hogue, Insects of the Los Angeles Basin
http://www.torreypine.org/Insects/Cosculans.htm

Moved to guide
I moved both your images to a guide for the species Eleodes (Cratidus) osculans.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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