Southwestern Ironclad Beetle

My bug
I found this guy in the countryside of central Texas outside of San Antonio. He was already deceased when I found him and thought his carapace was awesome. Any ideas on what he is? thanks!

Hi Reza,
Your beetle is known as a Southwestern Ironclad Beetle, Zopherus nodulosus. They have very strong exoskeketons.

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  1. I have one in my doorjamb, been in central Texas off and on since 1975 and this is the first one I have ever seen. Very striking indeed, beautiful bug. I am one of the few on my street that refuses to spray insecticides, so my variety is diverse.


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