Friday Beetle Blogging: Apatides fortis

Apatides fortis (Bostrichidae), the Horned Powder-Post Beetle

Tucson, Arizona

These robust wood-boring beetles have been common at my blacklight in early monsoon season. Good thing, too.  We collected a few for the Beetle Tree of Life study, and they've been one of the easier beetles to produce DNA sequence for our project.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D

ISO 100, f/14, 1/250 sec

indirect strobe in a white box

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was just wondering if this beetle, Apatides fortis, would also be found in Souther Cali.? As I think I had one in my house.

Would this beetle, Apatides fortis, also be found in Southern Cali?