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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Carrot Beetle Tomarus gibbosus ssp. obsoletus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 21, 2014 09:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

August 12, 2014

Description

Strangalia / Leptura sp.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jakob

Date

August 12, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

knightericm

Date

August 22, 2014 06:48 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Milkweed Longhorn beetle Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Observer

trickygoose

Date

July 6, 2014 02:12 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Interesting looking bug, didn't realize there were two of them until I downloaded the photo on my iPad.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

August 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

August 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

jakob

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

Looks like a mimic of this oil beetle, which is syntopic:
www.inaturalist.org/taxa/346032-Mylabris-quadripunctata

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ten-lined June Beetle Polyphylla decemlineata

Observer

th0th

Date

August 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

jakob

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bombardier Beetle Genus Brachinus

Observer

th0th

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

usually associated with floodplains, edges of temporary ponds.

Adults have chemical defenses, ejecting toxic, foul-smelling gases from their abdomen with a loud popping sound. The explosive brew is composed of hydrogen peroxide, hydroquinone, and catalytic enzymes.(BugGuide)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

August 8, 2014

Description

Attracted to light at night

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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...

No range data available.