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Episode 7: Best Beetle (ft Nicole Brown)

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Nicole showing off a beetle gallery on a dead tree.
Nicole showing off a beetle gallery on a dead tree.

Who doesn't love a good beetle? Hosts Rachel Roth and Emily Davis sit down with local bug nerd at GPNC Nicole Brown in this episode of That's My Favorite and learn about Bess Beetles AKA the Horned Passallus AKA the Best Beetle. Learn more about this beetle's surprisingly good parenting, their love for frass, our love for singing songs, and more.

This video of a bess beetle shows just 1/17 calls these little guys can make!

If you'd like to learn even more about this beautiful beetle (who wouldn't?), check out these links:

Beautiful bess beetle adult. Copyright © 2014 Derek Hauffe (BugGuide)
Beautiful bess beetle adult. Copyright © 2014 Derek Hauffe (BugGuide)
Bess beetle with larva. Copyright © 2014 metrioptera (BugGuide)
Bess beetle with larva. Copyright © 2014 metrioptera (BugGuide)
Passassalus indormitus, ancient bess beetle from the Oligocene epoch (~30 mya). Copyright © 2018 University of California Museum of Paleontology
Passassalus indormitus, ancient bess beetle from the Oligocene epoch (~30 mya). Copyright © 2018 University of California Museum of Paleontology