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Buprestid.... - Acmaeodera

Buprestid.... - Acmaeodera
22 miles SE Moab, San Juan County, Utah, USA
June 26, 2013
Size: ~ 8mm
Collected on small yellow flower, possible Acmaeodera? Help appreciated....

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Buprestid.... - Acmaeodera Buprestid... - Acmaeodera

...I am about 90% sure that this is...
Acmaeodera bowditchi. They tend to be a bit larger, around 10+ mm, but they are variable in size and in the degree of maculation.

And you would be 100% wrong--ha! But hey, without the specimen, more likely a series from the same place in hand, I cannot make a positive ID.


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