Possibly Desert Ironclad Beetle

Wonder Valley Desert Beetle
May 3, 2010
so, who is this little chap?
Wonder Valley, CA

Desert Ironclad Beetle

Hi Again Clare,
It is difficult to be certain because of the camera angle and lack of detail, but it is definitely a Darkling Beetle.  We believe this is a Desert Ironclad Beetle, Asbolus verrucosus,  which we located on BugGuide, but we are not certain.

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