Cyphon sp. Marsh Beetle
Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006
USA CA: San Luis Obispo Co.
Rancho Marino Reserve nr Cambria 
75m, 35.5404°N 121.082°W
10.v.2006. DRM 06.120. D.R. Maddison, coll.
On wet, dark, richly organic soil among grasses and sedges at edge of pond in pine forest.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.