Friday Beetle Blogging: Horned Powder-Post Beetle

Apatides fortis, the horned powder-post beetle (Tucson, USA)

Here’s a photograph I haven’t looked at for years, pulled from my 2006 files. It’s one of my favorite beetles from Tucson, a large bostrichid wood-boring beetle called Apatides fortisThis one showed up at a blacklight in the yard.


photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100, f/14, 1/250 sec,
Indirect flash in a white box

2 thoughts on “Friday Beetle Blogging: Horned Powder-Post Beetle”

  1. Bostrichids are cool. I accidentally assembled a rather nice collection of them by default through my wood boring beetle rearing efforts. Apatides fortis is definitely one of the neater ones – I’ve reared it only from mesquite.

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