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Beetles take over the grounds at Pima
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Beetles take over the grounds at Pima

One of hundreds caterpillar hunter beetle that have taken over Pima Community College campuses. Story and photo by Carlos Miranda If you live in Tucson, you have to have seen these ugly-looking beetles a lot recently and wondered what kind of beetle it was. According to pest control company Truly Nolen, this bug is called a caterpillar hunter beetle. The beetle can be either black or a very dark green. The length of this beetle is about 38.1 mm, or 1.5 inches. It has six legs and two antennas. This beetle contains two wings with a rigged design-looking wing.  The caterpillar hunter eats edible insects. Its lifespan is about two to three years. The amount of rain that Tucson has experienced in the past couple of months has attracted the caterpillar hunter to come...
Electric avenue: Two events showcase electric vehicles
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Electric avenue: Two events showcase electric vehicles

You'll be able to check out a variety of electric vehicles such as this Tesla Model 3, at 2 electric vehicles events this week in Tucson. Story and photo by Josh Bailey Have you ever wanted to drive a Tesla? This Saturday, you might be able to do just that. In honor of National Drive Electric Week, two upcoming events in Tucson will be hosted by the Tucson Electric Auto Association.  From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, the association will be hosting the event to give a peek into the future of the automobile industry.  A wide range of electric cars will be showcased by independent owners, including those mentioned above. Electric vehicle owners will be on hand to answer questions. The event will be held downtown at Jacome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., which is near...