Priacma serrata - Bleach Beetle, Reticulated Beetle
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Reticulated beetles are strikingly similar to some of the oldest fossil beetles from the Permian. Males of Priacma serrata are sometimes called "bleach beetles" because they are attracted to bleach.
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