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Desert Stink Beetle

Genus Eleodes


In the Family Tenebrionidae (darkling beetles). Pic 1 shows the stink beetle standing on its head and squirting a noxious spray. This is a defensive tactic to keep predators away.


Spotted on Saddle Mountain. Arid shrub-steppe.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2019
Submitted on Jun 16, 2019

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