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Black and Yellow Beetle - Gymnetis caseyi

Black and Yellow Beetle - Gymnetis caseyi
Bellville, Austin County, Texas, USA
July 12, 2006
Size: about 1 inch
This strange beetle landed on my horse a few days ago in Bellville, TX, which is about 50 miles northwest of Houston. I am working on an insect collection for school, and that is why it is pinned. This project has been hard for me, I don't like to kill the poor insects. ;( But, I need to get it identified down to a species and have looked for hours on the internet with no luck. Any help is appreciated!

Moved from Beetles.

You were right!!! Thank you so much!

looks similar to
Gymnetis flavomarginata (Cetoniinae) - Harlequin Flower Beetle, Arizona Jewel Beetle, see image in the guide at

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