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Old 05-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Beetles are very cool.

This video is a delight to watch. Even the music didn't annoy me.

Video was filmed and produced by Fin Keleher, the 14 year old son of a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources employee, and contains the only known footage of the larvae digging their burrows. (Corrected age of film producer,sorry for mistake dude)

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the almost endangered tiger beetle at Pink Coral Sand Dunes State Park. These Beetles only live in an area of around 1 square mile of land and there is less than 5000 of them left.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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In the above video the beetle caught and shown and the flight shot seems to be of a coral pink sand dunes tiger beetle. There also seem to be other beetles appearing such as a northern dune tiger. Can anyone tell if the larvae is from a coral pink dunes tiger beetle?
I'm such a nerd, just watched this video for who knows how many times. I still watch the dung beetle video and am delighted every time...lol.


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Old 05-31-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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The dark beetle(s) shown walking across the sand at the beginning of the video are darkling beetles (family Tenebrionidae). I could not tell for certain the identity of the larva shown briefly moving about on the surface.
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