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Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)
(Family Geotrupidae, Subfamily Bolboceratinae)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)

General: Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetles (Bolbocerastes regalis) are Scarab beetles recognized by their elongate to oval, shiny body and unequal, independently moveable tarsal claws (most obvious on the hind legs). The antennae have 11 segments, the last three of which form a club. These beetles have short horns.

Around Las Vegas, look for this species around the Wiley Well Roadside Rest Area along Interstate 10 just west of Blythe, CA.

Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis) Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)
Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis) Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)
Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis) Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)
Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis) Regal Earth-Boring Dung Beetle (Bolbocerastes regalis)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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