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Subject: black beetle
Location: stanford university hills, northern california
March 24, 2014 4:53 pm
it bugs me that i do not know the identity of this common bug
BTW – it likes mushrooms
Thanks
Signature: virusmanbob

Desert Stink Beetle

Desert Stink Beetle

Dear virusmanbob,
This is a Desert Stink Beetle in the genus
Eleodes.  They are sometimes called Acrobat Beetles because of the way they position themselves when threatened, with head lowered and rear end up in the air.  You can view additional images on BugGuide.

Dear Daniel –
This is awesome!  Thank you so much!
This is my first query to whatsthatbug and it works!
On my website, I posted your reply with attribution and a link to whatsthatbug:
http://www.stanford.edu/~siegelr/insects/eleodes.html
I am a frequent mushroom observer user and I am hooked on that as well.
Best, Bob

Why is that Desert Stink Beetle clinging to a twig?

Why is that Desert Stink Beetle clinging to a twig?

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Stanford University Hills, California

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