What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What kind of beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern California
Date: 04/28/2019
Time: 12:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug used to be prominent years ago. This is the first time I have seen it since. But I do not know what kind of beetle it is. Photo was taken outside on my house.
How you want your letter signed:  Laurie

Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

Dear Laurie,
This is a Diabolical Ironclad Beetle.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is “Woodlands, Found under loose bark of oak, cottonwood.”

Dear Daniel,
Wow, that is cool.  Thank you so much for letting me know.
Sincerely,
Laurie
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Southern California

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