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Photo#901862
Desert Beetle - Paracotalpa puncticollis

Desert Beetle - Paracotalpa puncticollis
Joshua Tree, Hi-Desert County, California, USA
March 19, 2014
Size: One inch long.
Found this little guy in my kitchen, upside down. After realizing it wasn't my 3 year old's toy lady bug, I kept him for my husband to see, even though I thought it was dead at first. It appears he's just nocturnal. The closest image I could find is this one http://bugguide.net/images/cache/OK8KBKGK2KBQV0EQC04QA02QV06QA09QZSVQVK9QHS5KAKHKT01QCKVQHSIKOK8KHSUQY0GKOKGKRS2QHS8KY05QD0.jpg but the coloring is quite different, it might be the same kind.

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looks like Paracotalpa puncticollis
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Great!
Spot on! Thanks!

 
and...
Coccinella synthetica!

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