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Photo#214170
Small flower beetle - Scelopristis grandiceps

Small flower beetle - Scelopristis grandiceps
James Dilley Preserve, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
August 14, 2008
Size: 4mm bl
On Twiggy Wreath

thanks again, Matt
Moved from Dasytinae.

Scelopristis grandiceps
Looks to be a female S. grandiceps, one of the few dasytine species active in southern California in late summer.

Moved

can be safely moved to Dasytinae
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Dasytinae
The antennae on this one seem to be much shorter than on the others posted for this subfamily.

 
...due to traumatic amputation, no doubt

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