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Bess Beetle

Passalidae sp.


Some kind of ground beetle with a shiny black exoskeleton. I found it on the ground near a tree. It was having difficulty walking. I think it may have been injured somehow.


A bare patch of ground at the base of a tree.


It kept flipping itself over, I had to keep fixing it. Something was definitely wrong with it.

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Bess beetle
Passalidae sp. Passalidae - Wikipedia

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Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2020
Submitted on Apr 11, 2020

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