Another New Species

Posted: June 9th, 2009 under photography, Wildlife.
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Actually not new today, but on May 23–which may, if the moth gets IDed soon, become a double-dot-day of two new species.

Anyway, meet Phileurus valgus L.


Shiny black beetles are hard to photograph (for me, anyway) and this fellow, who was quiet on the carpet in a dark place indoors, did not want to stand still to be photographed outdoors.

Here’s another picture that better shows the antennae branches:

mystery-beetle226Some critters are so ugly they’re cute, and I think this guy falls into that category.

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