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Coleoptera & Black Widow Spider | by goingslo
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Coleoptera & Black Widow Spider

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a big bug that spent the day at my office door, then disappeared. Today after picking up the mail, I noticed this bug in the same location but this time it was being spun up tight in a Black Widow's web. With the use of my letter opener, I got the bug out of the web and took it home with me where, upon release, it seemed to be o.k. I think it may live to see another day! See next photo.

A Flickr Friend called this a Pine Sawyer Beetle...also known as Prionus californicus.

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Taken on July 12, 2008