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Photo#47511
Mating Flower Scarabs - Trichiotinus lunulatus - male - female

Mating Flower Scarabs - Trichiotinus lunulatus - Male Female
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA
April 11, 2006

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Trichiotinus lunulatus
I believe this is Trichiotinus lunulatus Hairiness in clumps and strong white bands on sides of elytra look correct for that species. T. bibens is similar, but has more uniform hairiness, usually lacks those white bands, and is not reported from Florida--see guide pages for those two species: lunulatus and bibens.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
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Looks good to me. Thanks for the ID!
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

 
sure
These must also be out in numbers down there right now - Machele recently contributed a shot from Florida as well

 
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Machele, Carla and I often seem to snap a species within a few days of each other.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

 
T. affinis
The last SE sp. we need for the guide is affinis.

 
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I will keep my eye out for it. What color is it? I found some drawings of it, but do not know what the color would be.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

 
most similar ..
to T. piger - the picture would have to be real clear, especially the elytra to differentiate.

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