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Horned Passalus

Odontotaenius disjunctus

Description:

Large, black, shiny beetle with "deeply striated elytra". Orangish hair on legs and under edges of protonum. Curved horn on middle of head. This species of beetle cares for their young!

Habitat:

Rockwood Park, Richmond, Virginia. Temperate forest, found under the bark of a rotting tree.

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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