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Photo#996988
unknown beetle - Eleodes longicollis

unknown beetle - Eleodes longicollis
Rio Grande valley, elev. 5000 ft., Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
September 16, 2014
Size: 3-4 cm

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Acrobat Beetle or Stink Beetle
Nice find! I will leave exact ID to the experts, but my guess is a Darkling Beetle in the genus Eleodes often called an acrobat beetle because of their "hind in the air" posture while they emit a stinky odor intended to put off predators.

Source: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/10/18/stink-beetle-or-acrobat-beetle/

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