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beetle - Gibbifer californicus

beetle - Gibbifer californicus
Grasslands on the way to Garden Canyon, Ft. Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 23, 2008
Size: about 10 mm
Found crawling out of a fungus (polypore).

Ooo, I know this one :-)
Gibbifer californicus - pleasing fungus beetle
It's one of my favorite beetles - very pretty.

Thanks -- great name!
This can be frassed as there are so many other great photos of this species in the Guide already.

Glad to see you are still shooting bugs, but so far away. :) Drop me a line when you have time.

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