Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA December 28, 2005 Size: 12 mm
Found four of these on warm, sunny afternoon. Two were caught in spider webs along rock wall. One of those was dead. The two remaining beetles were scurrying about in bright sunlight. These are the largest beetles I've found so far on my visit to New Mexico. I don't recognize the family. They have some impressive straight tibial spurs that might help identify them. They produced no aroma that might help ID them.
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 29 December, 2005 - 10:16pm Last updated 5 September, 2014 - 5:11pm
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