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Cream & Blk Beetle w Orange front end - Pyrota palpalis

Cream & Blk Beetle w Orange front end - Pyrota palpalis
Skull Valley, (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
August 16, 2007

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Cream & Blk Beetle w Orange front end - Pyrota palpalis Cream & Blk Beetle w Orange front end - Pyrota palpalis

Moved
Moved from Pyrota.

Meloidae (Blister Beetle)
don't recognize off hand and don't see it in the guide already - new is good. You have MANY spp. in AZ.

 
A quick google image search
revealed a very similar beetle found in SW Texas with a great name:
Charlie Brown Blister Beetle (Pyrota palpalis).

http://www.texasento.net/Pyrota.htm

Perhaps the same genus at least??

Edit: range given at that web site is: "Arizona to Texas, Mexico" - perhaps the same beetle?

 
Good Job Ken
Sure looks right to me and the range also fits.

 
see also
here including link to type. Yours looks dead on for palpalis even without the pronotal spots. The other reminds me more of this.

 
Thanks Phillip
I wouldn't have guessed a Blister Beetle

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