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Insect and Spider Identification: What beetle is this, brown hard shell

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(Zone 10a)

November 17, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9335439

I see these in my yard every now and then. It walks in jerky movements. It plays dead too when it senses danger. What is this insect? Locally, of course in slang, we call it as 'buffalo insect' for its tough and unattractive body.

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Minot, ND

November 17, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9335773

It's a darkling beetle (family Tenebrionidae). See for a similar (but not identical) example.


(Zone 10a)

November 28, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9344692

Ok, Flapdoodle. Thanks. I was looking to add it to the database [Bug Files].

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