ONH

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    1 - Desert Stink Beetle, Eleodes subgenus Blapylis.

    05/12/2008 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

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    2 - Desert Stink Beetle. Same individual as in slide 1.

    05/12/2008 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

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    3 - Desert Stink Beetle.

    05/15/2008 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

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    4 - Desert Stink Beetle. Same individual as in slide 3.

    05/15/2008 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

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    5 - Desert Stink Beetle. Same individual as in slides 3 and 4.

    05/15/2008 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

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    6 - Desert Stink Beetle.

    06/08/2010 Port Williams County Park, Sequim, Washington

Desert Stink Beetles, as their name implies, are often found in deserts. They defend themselves by exuding, or spraying a noxious chemical mix from their hind end, sometimes tipping the abdomen upward toward a predator. The genus Eleodes contians more than 200 described species.

We photographed these individuals on old beach logs.