For weeks these black beetles have been getting into my house. I have never had this problem before but have been told they come out every year. Really?? Where have I been? They are swarming my porch, my house and I see their crushed carcass almost every where I go. Are they popping up from underground?
According to an entomologist with Texas AgriLife they are very common in Texas. What is not common is them being above ground. They live most of their life below ground feasting on other ground dwelling insects and they are vital to a healthy garden. They do not bite nor do they sting.
They have inspired me.
This week we present Beetle Artz.