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Ironclad Beetle

Phloeodes plicatus


Gray beetle with hard, rough exoskeleton. The pronotum extends along the head like "shoulders". There are no golden patches or swoosh marks on this species which helps differentiate it from the Diabolical Ironclad Beetle.


Oak woodland on dirt trail

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San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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