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Omoglymmius, wrinkled bark beetle. California.

Omoglymmius, wrinkled bark beetle (Rhysodini). California.

Rhysodine beetles make their living feeding on slime molds under the bark of decaying trees .  They are instantly recognizable from the grooves on their backs and from their distinctly moniliform (bead-like) antennae.  The taxonomic placement of these insects is controversial, but genetic evidence suggests they are a highly specialized lineage of Carabidae, the ground beetles.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS D60
ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/13, flash diffused through tracing paper

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