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Rain Beetle

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BugEric
BugEric 7 years ago
Rain beetle (male)
Pleocoma sp. Rain beetle (male)


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2 Comments

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 7 years ago

Wow, that's an interesting beetle! Great find!

BugEric
BugEric 7 years ago

This is a very good find. Rain beetles have very localized populations vulnerable to habitat destruction. Females are flightless and live in deep burrows in the soil. They attract males by releasing a scent for the males to follow. They are most active in fall, in pre-dawn hours when it is raining lightly.

lloyd-l
Spotted by
lloyd-l

California, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2014
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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