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Lampetis webbii

Lampetis webbii
Montosa Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 6, 2008
Size: 31 mm
Seems to be the best option, has lost a lot of its original "bloom."

I wished I had this one for my photo collection!

Moved from Lampetis.

Lampetis webbii
Lampetis webbii. This species has a more polished look to the elytra with the depressed spots more or less distinct from one another. L. drummondi looks rougher and has the spots arrange in confluent, irregular bands. Both species have been recorded from AZ.

I wish there were more large
I wish there were more large bups like that here in the East. We are limited to Chalcophora and Texania and they don't have the bulk of these or some of the other western genera.

Look at Lampetis sp. There are a couple, so I'd hesitate to put a species on this. L. drummondi is pretty common though

Where do you look for them, then?

Where do you find?
I have no idea. Ken and Jake actually spotted it, simply in a roadside composite (maybe a Brickellia sp.). When disturbed, it dropped to the ground.

I have found Lampetis drummon
I have found Lampetis drummondi clinging to the stem of cat-claw (Acacia greggii).

Much better match
Thanks Will.

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