Black and white beetle west texas - ID is ironclad beetle

Austin, TX

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)

Wow! Very cool. Thanks for posting the photo.

Houston, TX

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

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