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Photo#161965
Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops - male

Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops - Male
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
November 14, 2007
I can't seem to find an exact match.
C. quadrimaculatus - Close but...
C. bipunctatus - not as close...

Any ideas? Thanks AGAIN :)

First record in Louisiana on BugGuide

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More images added...
I went through the images again a found a *somewhat decent* ventral shot and a better dorsal shot.

Please note the unusual shaped hind femora.

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from Collops.

MCZ Collops images
the MCZ has 27 Collops types imaged, and yours looks similar to C. validus (seen here). But I note yours has darker tarsi and hind femur, and I don't know what the range of C. validus is.

 
The shape of those
basal antenna segments of this male are a very good match also

 
new name?
just checked Nearctica and Google and neither had this one listed. Perhaps it has a new name, or is not from NAmer?