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Hippomelas planicauda? - Hippomelas planicauda

Hippomelas planicauda? - Hippomelas planicauda
Salero Ranch, E of Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 2, 2019
Size: about 3 cm
On Calliandra eriophylla (woody legume).

Moved

Hippomelas planicauda
This is Hippomelas planicauda.

Hippomelas parkeri Nelson
See
Nelson, G. H. & C. L. Bellamy. 1996. A revision of the subtribe Hippomelanina: Hippomelas Laporte and Gory, Prasinalia Casey, Gyascutus (Stictocera) Casey, and Barrellus, gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Journal of Natural History 30:861-911.

 
H. planicauda larger than parkeri
I am certainly no beetle expert, but according to Bill Warner in AZ, who consulted a key by Bellamy & Nelson, H. parkeri don't get longer than 19 mm, so at ~30 mm my beetle seems more likely to be H. planicauda.

 
Update
I did not see the size, and pronotum is more broader rather than slender. Good call

 
H parkeri
Interesting - how do you separate parkeri from planicauda?

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