Subject: Pleocoma fimbriata – male
Location: Pioneer and Hwy 88 , Amador County, California, USA
November 5, 2015 11:08 am
I believe these Pleocoma to be a ” Plecoma fimbiata-Linsley 1938 “- males due to locality association . During heavy rain in predawn to just after sunrise, located this fellow under street lite . Also, then collected nice series under the lights at all the markets, gas stations , local stores, and streetlights . All around the quaint small community’s along High 88, of Pine Grove and Pioneer. Many were found later during the day dead or just barley moving on the ground . Many ,many very flat road kills…sniff, sniff. Got some on my home made plexiglass black lite vein traps as well . 22 mm for the smallest runt to 35 mm for the largest furry with calipers. Soil was wet down past 12 inchs. No females or burrows located. Racoon s, dogs, coyotes, and domestic cats were observed to consumed several . Gene St. Denis _ Sierra Nevada Research , South Lake Tahoe , California USA
Signature: Gene St. Denis
Hi again Gene,
We can see that when added to your sighting from last year, your number of Rain Beetle species sightings is increasing with the frequent and early rains we are having in California this year after so many years of drought. Are you by any chance donating any of your specimens to local Natural History museums?