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Old Beetle - Xanthochroa testacea

Old Beetle - Xanthochroa testacea
Riverside - Deep Canyon, Riverside County, California, USA
July 21, 1964
Size: ~ 7mm
Old beetle in collection which was in with the Cantharids. Orginally collected by Jerry Wilson back in 1964. ID would be appreciated..and other views to follow.

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Moved tentatively
Moved from Oedemerinae.

Thank you V
You must stay up late, I must say thank you for all your hard work with Bug Guide. You are the man and I know many, many people appreciate what you do...

would love to have a mugshot; doesn't look like an Oxacis...
...but what do i know! nobody's helping with oed identification :/
Moved from False Blister Beetles.

By mugshot do you mean you'd like a straight on image of the head, if so let me know and I'll see what I can do... Looking at Harvard MCZ I thought Oxacis fragilis might be a better fit.

yes, sorry --a frontal view of the head

Moved from Beetles.

nice oedemerid

Thanks V.
I was thinking along the same lines, when looking through BG I see one you submitted, Oxacis pallida, that could be a possiblity. Also the coloration on my specimen is lighter and more light yellow than what is shown in my images.

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