Stink Beetle or Acrobat Beetle

Arizona bug
October 17, 2009
I found this bug on my front porch. Any ideas?
Matt
Sun City, Arizona

Acrobat Beetle
Acrobat Beetle

Hi Matt,
This is a species of Darkling Beetle in the genus Eleodes which are known as Stink Beetles or sometimes Acrobat Beetles because of their habit of sticking their hind ends in the air and releasing an odor meant to deter predators.

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