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Think it’s a Darkling.
April 17, 2010
This thing came crawling out a hole in our brick wall when it noticed a puddle on the ground as a result of my watering.. I believe it’s a Darkling Beetle, But not sue exactly which kind.
Vince Grgas, San Pedro CA.
Southern Los Angeles area

Stink Beetle

Hi again Vince,
You have correctly identified this as a Darkling Beetle, and more specifically, it is a Stink Beetle in the genus Eleodes.  The common name comes from the beetle’s habit of releasing a foul odor when disturbed.  The Stink Beetle is also called an Acrobat Beetle because it assumes a posture with its head down and rear end up in the air, also when threatened.  Alas, we do not feel we have the necessary qualifications to identify your Stink Beetle to the species level.  You can view numerous species in the genus on Bugguide.

Stink Beetle

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