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Diabolical Ironclad Beetle - Phloeodes diabolicus

Diabolical Ironclad Beetle - Phloeodes diabolicus
Orange County, California, USA
June 6, 2006
Sometimes, I think the paranoids are after me. This is one of three insects I definitely posted at Bug Guide, then couldn't find later. It certainly didn't get lost in the crowd, as there is only one other diabolical ironclad post. Puzzling! Recently, I've taken to logging Bug Guide photo/page numbers in my own files in an attempt to track any future puzzles like this.

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When that happens to me
it's usually because I clicked Preview instead of Submit.

 
I've done that, too.
Actually, I've had a lot more than three "disappear". However, the three I mentioned were all IDed at Bug Guide, so I know they were in the computer here at one point. (Believe me, I don't know enough Greco-Roman nomeclature to make up names.)

 
Other possibilities
It might have been accidentally frassed (I can't imagine anyone frassing it on purpose).

You might have posted it/had it IDed somewhere else and forgotten where you posted it- I notice you have it here

It was moved by its namesake into an evil, otherworldly dimension via the Bermuda Triangle... ;)

 
That darned Bermuda Triangle again!
I know that's where unmatched socks go, and now it's sucking up my posts.

With beetles, I've had no IDs except at this site, though I did send one to another expert. I'm glad I have most of my best stuff at Peter's site, in case things continue to vanish here. I also remember getting the ID for this one, as I had another critter - turned out later mislabeled - identified with some equally neat name, then I refered to that fact in my comment to the post.

(None of the vanished items appeared frassable. One was actually unique; that I reposted. The third was insignificant, and I've already forgotten it.)

OTHO, Jim did find a misplaced darkling beetle I'd reposted. (Note that I had not included that in my three vanished images.)

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