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

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(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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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 17, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9335773

It's a darkling beetle (family Tenebrionidae). See http://guaminsects.myspecies.info/sites/guaminsects.myspecies.info/files/images/darkling.JPG for a similar (but not identical) example.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(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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