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
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:
I am a frequent mushroom observer user and I am hooked on that as well.