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What species is this? - Padaeus trivittatus

What species is this? - Padaeus trivittatus
Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA
June 20, 2015

Moved tentatively... awesome find!
Moved from True Bugs.

The placeholder...
and spot-on match for this species from Michoacan, Mexico, vouchered in UMMZ, now removed.

waooooo! Thank you! It was fo
waooooo! Thank you! It was found on the boot canyon trail in Chiso Mountains

no, thank YOU!
in this popular and relatively well-understood group a find like this (large, distinctive, showy bug) will make headline news )))
also, this is easily the first live photo of this bug, at least north of the border --and an excellent one, too.

keep them coming!

experts agree
Dave Rider says, "Yes, I believe this is Padaeus trivittatus. After looking through my notes, I believe that this might be the first record from Texas; it has been recorded from Arizona."

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