Dentate Stink Beetle - (Eleodes dentipes)
The Dentate Stink Beetle is a common sight to the American southwest as it prefers the dry and arid climate common to the region.
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The Dentate Stink Beetle is also known by the name(s) of: Pinacate Beetle; Skunk Beetle.
It is typically 0.6 inches to 1.1 inches (16mm to 28mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: smooth; shiny; legs; short antenna; brown-black.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Arizona; California; Nevada; New Mexico; Texas; Utah; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Dentate Stink Beetle. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Dentate Stink Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.