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Margarinotus by Dark-Raptor Margarinotus by Dark-Raptor
Histerid beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae) are one of the most interesting beetle families. Most of them are predators or fungivores and are armoured like tanks.

D200, Takumar 28/2.8, extension tubes, sb-800
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Taytonclait May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am enjoying your little bios of these creatures as much as their photos
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Dark-Raptor May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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They are called "yama beetles" in Chinese, and I have no idea why. Maybe Chinese people think they look scary?
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Dark-Raptor May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
For small invertebrates, yes. I'm still looking for Hololepta plana. This is the most amazing histerid beetle I've ever seen...
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