Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#213319
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
Moved from Tetraopes basalis.

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

 
Agreed.
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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.