Subject: Dime-sized beetle
Location: Bridgewater, MA, USA
August 4, 2014 9:44 am
I spotted a dime-size flat beetle in my backyard here in eastern Massachusetts. He has a dull-yellow head with a prominent black spot; otherwise he is all black. When I captured him he immediately played dead for about a minute–very convincing. Any ideas what he is–I have only seen just this one.
Signature: Jim Slavin

American Carrion Beetle

American Carrion Beetle

Hi Jim,
We posted an image of an American Carrion Beetle and information earlier today.

Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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