Apatides fortis (Bostrichidae), the Horned Powder-Post Beetle
These robust wood-boring beetles have been common at my blacklight in early monsoon season. Good thing, too.Â 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
that's a great shot of its head. we posted some beetle shots last night of the longhorned cactus guy.
love your friday beetle blogging.
if you get a second, please ...check out my beetles. they were quite noisy last night.
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?