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Tetraopes basalis  - Tetraopes femoratus

Tetraopes basalis - Tetraopes femoratus
Rock Creek, Boundary Region, British Columbia, Canada
August 10, 2008
Size: 2-2.5cm
Found on a valerian plant in the garden on a beautiful sunny day

Moved from Tetraopes basalis.

I'd say this one is better of
I'd say this one is better off in T. femoratus.

This beetle appears to be out of range, i.e. not in California or Oregon, and exhibits three physical traits more in line with T. femoratus:

1. Red femur, not black
2. Hairyness, instead of being smooth.
3. Small spots near end of elytra, as opposed to large spots

While not an expert, I've shot a lot of T. basalis recently. We have one other post that seems to be similarily mis-identified, and I've notified the contributor.

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