black beetles? possible stink beetle?
anyhoo! I’d love to know whats up!
Rebecca Brown Long Beach, Ca

Hi Rebecca,
What a wonderful Bug’s Eye View of these Stink Beetles mating. You must have been crawling on your belly to get that angle. Stink Beetles in the genus Eleodes are found throughout the arid West. They have fused wings which makes flight impossible. They amble along the ground in hilly areas and deserts, and if disturbed, they stick their rear ends up and emit a foul smelling odor.

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