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small black and gray beetle -- Buprestid ?? - Listrus

small black and gray beetle -- Buprestid ?? - Listrus
7000 ft elevation, Park County, Wyoming, USA
July 8, 2004
Size: 1/4 inch
on a daisy

Listrus motschulskii (Melyridae)
Check here from Harvard data base.


half the beetles on flowers in the western US seem to be melyrids...

Amecocerus sp.
Am looking at specimens in the Texas A&M coll. labeled "Amecocerus sp." (Melyridae) that match this specimen. Am moving...

Texas Beetle Info

Possibly Byturidae. Their ma
Possibly Byturidae. Their markings are composed of colored hairs.

Not buprestid....
It is not a buprestid, but I am not sure what the ID would be. Maybe an Anthicidae? Lovely specimen:-)

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