Sexton Beetle with mite hangers-on. Hope none fell of onto the handlers! Ano Nuevo.
Sexton Beetle, a type of Burying Beetle. This one is in the genus Nicrophorus and is probably either N. defodiens or N. marginatus. Ano Nuevo.
Beetle (a dasytinin?) on a Clarkia. Kind of artsy.
Flower beetle from subfamily Dasytinae, from the blossom of a California poppy. This species is really common on the San Francisco Peninsula. Body length 4 mm.
Bee assassin, Apiomerus, with beetle prey on a yellow mariposa lily at Monte Bello OSP.
Click Beetle on Harding Grass