I had a hard time ID’ing this beetle.  I at first thought it was a Blister beetle because of the shape.  Although, now I’m pretty sure it’s a Darkling Beetle.  I am wonder why its elytra are exposing its abdomen in the way, I wonder if its an injury or defect.  I love its texture it looks so soft and smooth.

I had a hard time ID’ing this beetle.  I at first thought it was a Blister beetle because of the shape.  Although, now I’m pretty sure it’s a Darkling Beetle.  I am wonder why its elytra are exposing its abdomen in the way, I wonder if its an injury or defect.  I love its texture it looks so soft and smooth.

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  8. ripperghoul said: It is a darkling beetle most known for their mealworm and superworm larva. I know this because I feed my leopard geckos superworms and mealworms and leftovers pupate into those.
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  11. christinahaberkern said: He looks like he’s on his period
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  14. clusterpod said: Could be could be. very interesting
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