This is a Passalid beetle according to my entomologist connection.
Found this sucker in my shoe!
This will be a pic heavy post. I am saving for an entomologist friend of mine.
|out my shoe, and on the carport floor|
|Keys for size comparison|
|Inside a babyfood jar, wet from the holding jar|
|Dried it off some.|
|Give you an idea of size.|
|belly Shot, squirmin'|
|closest I could get and still maintain focus|
|In the Kill Jar|
|I think it's in denial|
|finally it embraces the end|
|Rest in Peace Beetle. Shot at f/7.1 to get all in focus.|
|More "artsy" shot at f5.6 to soften things up a bit.|
After I consult my entomologist friend, I'll have information about specific species, etc. His intial guess was that it is a Carabid beetle, however, as I got better pics, he is leaning toward Passalid.
To be continued!