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Horned Passalus aka "Bess Beetle" or "Bess Bug"

Odontotaenius disjunctus

Description:

Found this bug and wanted to know what kind it is.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago
Horned Passalus aka "Bess Beetle" or "Bess Bug"
Odontotaenius disjunctus Odontotaenius disjunctus - Horned Passalus? - Odontotaenius disjunctus - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

These adorable beetles are harmless, and make very cute "kissing" sounds if they are frightened. They can even be kept in a cool moist terrarium with lots of clean garden soil (no chemicals!) and fed veggies. They'd love a nice rotting chunk of wood to munch on too. (I've kept Bess Beetles in my former classroom before.)

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Oh it's my favorite beetle! A Bess Bug" !

Savannah Martin
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Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2015
Submitted on Jul 8, 2015

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