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unknown beetle (?Cantharidae) - Osphya varians

unknown beetle (?Cantharidae) - Osphya varians
Hobbs Conservation Area, Carroll County, Iowa, USA
June 17, 2014

nice find, period.
thanks, Eileen --keep them coming!

Moved from ID Request.

Osphya varians
Thanks for the incentive. Right now I'm simply going through beetle photos I've taken mainly in central and west central Iowa over the last several years. It's very helpful to get them identified. Hopefully next spring, summer and fall I will be able to find some interesting beetles and take photos which are decent for ID's. Any tips are welcome.

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