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Beetle - Megacerus discoidus

Beetle - Megacerus discoidus
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
June 14, 2008

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Megacerus discoidus
Ed Riley det, comments:

M. discoidus (Say) (often mis-spelled as discoideus). It breeds in seeds of Ipomoea leptophylla. Nice pics...

Thanks Mike,
Thanks for the ID on this beetle, now I will appreciate bush morning-glory even more.

amazing plant
That's a pretty amazing plant that the amazing beetle hosts on... Mike

great example of ...
pectinate antenna, and now thumbnailed into the glossary entry.

those are some wacky antennae it must be a male as males often have large antennae for finding females. no idea what species of beetle this is, though

Male is correct...
and this is a Megacerus, a Chrysomelid of the subfamily Bruchinae. The genus name is very fitting indeed.

Thanks Stephen,
Thanks for the ID.

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