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Photo#107853
Iris Beetle!? - Nitops pallipennis

Iris Beetle!? - Nitops pallipennis
Skull Valley, AZ, (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
April 27, 2007
Found in flower of Flaminco Whirl Iris.

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Moved
Moved from Carpophilus.

Carpophilus
Well Andy Cline ID this as Carpophilus - and he of all people should know...

 
i think it's Carpophilus pallipennis
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Moved
Moved from Colopterus.

Moved
Moved from Colopterus.

I'd say
Nitidulidae, a Sap Beetle.

Genus Colopterus

Very nice find, only one other specimen is in the guide of this genus :-)

 
Gee.
I think these things are all over the Opuntia (prickly-pear cactus) flowers right now here in Tucson. Something awful similar anyway....