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Tiny shiny beetle - Tritoma pulchra

Tiny shiny beetle - Tritoma pulchra
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 13, 2006
Size: ~3mm
Found this tiny beetle moving across the surface of a leaf in the sun.

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Tiny shiny beetle - Tritoma pulchra Tiny shiny beetle - Tritoma pulchra

Moved

Tritoma pulchra
from D & A, this one is Tritoma pulchra Say. It's the only one with the red/yellow humeral "spot" extends back to within 1/4 of apex, AND with black scutellum.

Another new species for BugGuide :)

 
Thanks again!
Thanks for making our day, two new species at once :-)

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