Brown Leatherwing

Subject: Big identification
Location: California
May 9, 2016 10:07 pm
Hi, I’ve been seeing these bugs out at night on the walls of my house. They’re always outside. I think it’s some type of beetle. I live in Southern California, very close to Mexico.. Inland/desert area. Would love it if you could help. Thanks.
Signature: Maddie

Brown Leatherwing
Brown Leatherwing

Dear Maddie,
This is a beneficial Soldier Beetle known as a Brown Leatherwing,
Pacificanthia consors.  We always enjoy their annual spring appearance in our garden.

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