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Ask a Ranger: Bess Beetles with Patrick Coin

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Ask a Ranger: Bess Beetles with Patrick Coin

 

 
 

 

A patent-leather beetle (a type of bess beetle) seen at Stone Mountain State Park. Photo by J. Mickey.

A patent-leather, a type of bess beetle, Odontotaenius disjunctus
Stone Mountain State Park, J. Mickey

 

The patent-leather bess beetle at the pupa stage, seen at Dismal Swamp State Park. Photo by T. Desantis.

The pupa stage of the patent-leather bess beetle, Odontotaenius disjunctus
Dismal Swamp State Park, T. DeSantis

 

 

About the Ask a Ranger Podcast

Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess host the North Carolina State Parks Ask a Ranger Podcast series. Their guest this episode is Patrick Coin, who is a writer and editor for BugGuide.Net.

Email them at askaranger@ncparks.gov.

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