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Trichiotinus, but which species? - Trichiotinus piger

Trichiotinus, but which species? - Trichiotinus piger
Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 9, 2014
Size: 1/2 inch?
I figured out it was Trichiotinus, but which species? Found it in a rose, but couldn't tell if it was feeding from the petals or the pollen.
Doesn't seem to have the extra white patches on its rear-end that T. affinis have.

thanks, Bill
Moved from ID Request.

very probably T. piger
based on color/punctuation/locality

 
Thank you!
Much appreciated!

Is there a reason, or somethi
Is there a reason, or something I need to do?

 
the 'unlikely' was based on my observation
our scarab experts [i'm not one of them by any means] all too often leave pics of members of this group at genus level

species ID unlikely in this case

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