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Photo#9501
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.

 
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Melyridae
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
TexasEnto.net/beetles.htm

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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