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  1. Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

    Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

    Found this guy while while camping.
  2. Phloeodes diabolicus 'Diabolical ironclad beetle'

    Phloeodes diabolicus 'Diabolical ironclad beetle'

    The powerful shell of this species allows it to easily survive when hikers step on them. breeding is difficult but not impossible. the larvae are predaceous, with powerful mandibles. Their host tree is Platanus racemosa, the california sycamore, within the loose outer cork-like bark.