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Patent Leather Beetle

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5 Comments

davidmurr
davidmurr 8 years ago

Oh wow. They almost look like eyes, especially since they're out of focus.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

I love how the mites in the front are arranged in perfect symmetry!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Like most Patent Leather Beetles, this one's got mites.

davidmurr
davidmurr 8 years ago

Thanks! Never heard of it before, but I've seen then around every so often. My son and I noticed the hissing noise when we "poked" it with a stick.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Also known as patent leather beetle, bessbug, bess beetle, peg beetle, and Betsy beetle, among others. They make a wonderful squeaking noise when handled. :-)

davidmurr
Spotted by
davidmurr

Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2012

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