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Insect and Spider Identification: Black and white beetle west texas - ID is ironclad beetle

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Austin, TX

April 16, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9084509

in response to Black and white beetle west texas - "micigraham wrote:
I found this beetle...dead...and have looked and looked but cannot find out what it is. Any ideas?" (

I saw one alive in Bastrop County, Texas April 14, 2012 (photo attached). It is Texas ironclad beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani). Info on

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Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9085425

Wow! Very cool. Thanks for posting the photo.
Houston, TX

September 24, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9668872

My daughter found one for my son's bug collection in the country outside of Schulenburg, Texas. Amazingly hard shell!

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