Patent Leather Beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus (Illiger, 1800)    Synonyms: Bess Beetle, Bess Bug, Horned Passalus, Horned Passalus Beetle, Popilius disjunctus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Passalidae   >   Genus Odontotaenius   

Description:

There are just two species in this genus in the U.S. This species is common and widespread in the East. The other is endemic to Florida.

Where to find:

Common around rotting logs in wooded areas.

There are 776 records in the project database.

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Calling at Fort Smallwood Park (5/15/2012). - Bill Hubick.

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A Patent Leather Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Washington Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Washington Co., Maryland (6/29/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (5/1/2014). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2019). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/24/2020). (c) jtylerbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/18/2009). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle found under a log in inland Worcester Co., Maryland (1/20/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/4/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/12/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/23/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Wicomico Co., Maryland (2/18/2018). (c) Arthur Masloski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Arthur Masloski via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (9/3/2019). (c) Ryan Kurtz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Ryan Kurtz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Patent leather Beetle in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/1/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle at Fort Smallwood Park, Maryland (5/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (11/11/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/13/2014). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle found at the Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/2013). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetles (reddish teneral form) in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/11/2020). (c) Rin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (12/4/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle pupae in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/7/2017). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Heather Knapp. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle larvae found under a log in Howard Co., Maryland (7/17/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle larvae in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2019). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Patent Leather Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/21/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Patent Leather Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/16/2020). (c) Rin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A teneral Patent Leather Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/17/2020). (c) wildlymistaken, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by wildlymistaken via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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