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Odontotaenius disjunctus, the horned passalus

Odontotaenius disjunctus, the horned passalus

Friday Beetle Blogging returns this week with portraits of an unusually social beetle.  The horned passalus Odontotaenius disjunctus lives in groups in rotting logs, where adults practice a form of parental care.  I photographed this individual last weekend in southern Illinois, but the species ranges from the tropical forests of Central and South America Texas to as far north as New York.

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