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dueling beetles — hornicus vs. scarabæ

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="209" caption="In this corner, SCARABÆ*, the mocha-colored defender of Scarabaeidae"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="232" caption="... and on the right, HORNICUS*, fearsome champion of Cerambycidae"][/caption]

The sub-tropical southern United States, where I live, is rife with strange and amazing insects.  These guys like porch lights.  I'd dearly like to know more about them.  Either that, or I'd like to see them go against each other 5 rounds in a ring, let the best beetle win.

* I just made this up; the family name appears correct, but I'm a poor biologist.  I just want to see some beetles dish out a good ass kicking.