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Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris mali

Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris mali
Santa Barbara County, California, USA
June 18, 2015
Size: ~1cm
Found on Purisima manzanita (Arctostaphylos purissima) in ridgeline chaparral habitat

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Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris mali Chrysobothris sp.? - Chrysobothris mali

Moved
Moved from Chrysobothris. Though known as the Pacific flatheaded borer, it is widespread in the western U.S. Its host range is extensive and the species is highly variable. I have seen this phenotype from manzanita in California and Oregon, and it differs quite markedly from the "normal". It is possible a species complex is involved in what we are calling C. mali. A thorough study of many specimens, employing the use of DNA sequencing, is needed to resolve this.

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Moved from Beetles.

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