After a rather long discussion between the pair, they parted ways.
I'm fairly certain that these are two different species of Omorgus beetles... official ID pending.
Top shell is lumpy, bottom shell is smooth... that's where the differences start.
And what do I find most perplexing about this encounter?
Not the noises - though fantastic...
Not that the critter above was represented by ~6 individuals for the evening, nor that the individual below was represented by only one individual for the evening (and was a new critter for us)...
Yeah. That hind leg. It has a friend. Eeeeehehehehehewwww.
/Survived Parasitology. Barely.