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I took this photo in Vermont, they’re some kind of carrion beetles and they were swarming the raunchiest smelling mushroom I have ever encountered… I did look up the mushroom and I think it is ‘Phallus impudicus’ which is a very apt description if you ask me. Not sure the exact name of the beetles but anything that likes to eat that nasty mushroom gets kudos from me. Your site is fabulous, and your calendar is super fabulous!
Thanks for the compliments. Your beetles look like Margined Carrion Beetles, Oiceoptoma noveboracensis.