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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Roundneck Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus orbicollis

Observer

scottking

Date

May 30, 2014 04:24 PM CDT

Description

Sexton Beetle
Attracted to mothing light
Northfield, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Beetles Family Carabidae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Another Travis Ground Beetle

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 14, 2014 08:03 AM EDT

Description

8.0 mm. ID'ed on BugGuide; I'm clueless. Found indoors.

Photos / Sounds

What

Metallic Wood-boring Beetles Family Buprestidae

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

March 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

December 22, 2014 12:29 PM COT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Stag Beetles Family Lucanidae

Observer

pete_woods

Date

June 24, 2010 05:34 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ladybugs Family Coccinellidae

Observer

evelynch

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

flew on my fiancé as we were walking on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pete_woods

Date

October 20, 2014 03:01 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

Beech/podocarp forest

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Darkling Beetle Genus Mimopeus

Observer

yenhuisung

Date

January 20, 2015 10:33 AM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...

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