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Beetles in south TX - Parevander hovorei - female

Beetles in south TX - Parevander hovorei - Female
rural, Starr County, Texas, USA
November 4, 2018
Size: larger approx 10 mm
Is this one sexually dimorphic species mating or two different species? Thank you, Melody

Moved
Moved from Long-horned Beetles.

Here is the other guy. (probably a male) Thanks to Bruce Tilden for the ID.
Mannophorus laetus:

Odd Couple...
top one appears to be Mannophorus laetus.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Long-horned Beetles
The one on the bottom looks like a Hovore's Neck-Lined Bycid. Were they busy mating, when you filmed this or was it just a chance meeting?
Parevander hovorei: (TX)

I suggest that you re-crop, since the left half and bottom half of the image do not show them.

 
They were doing what looked l
They were doing what looked like mating but I wasn't sure if they were the same species. Perhaps they were just open-minded.
I can re-crop if it makes a better field guide photo for bugguide.net but the subject is so small in the frame there may not be enough pixels there, and the antennae are out of focus. Not my best photographic effort. I just thought the event was a little odd.

 
Yes
I'm going to place the image under the first ID, but you can edit and replace it anytime.
Don't worry about the focus. When filming in the macro scale, unless you are doing focus-stacking, something will almost always be out of focus.
It's a good shot, but just needs to be properly cropped. Next time, try to include a straight-dorsal shot for all of the beetle-maniacs.

Yes, it is a little odd to see the different species trying to mate!

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