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Ghost Beetle5 locationsInsect/Spider
.: SkyIslander16 :.
Apr 19 2014
Bonita Creek
.: SkyIslander16 :.
Aug 12 2012
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
TypeInsect/Spider
FamilyTenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles
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Asbolus verrucosus LeConte

Common Names:Beetle
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Description:Normally Black. Beetle is normally Black when it's humid. However, when the Humidity drops to extremes, the Beetle produces a wax that covers it's entire body making it look as white as a ghost.
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Source:
Carl A. Olson, Associate Curator
1140 E. South Campus Dr.
Dept. of Entomology
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
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