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Is this Ophryastes? - Ophryastes sulcirostris

Is this Ophryastes? - Ophryastes sulcirostris
Bitterbrush SWA in NW Colorado, Moffat County, Colorado, USA
September 24, 2008
Size: 15-18mm
This beetle was being attacked by red ants. The one ant shown in the photo stayed attached to the beetle as it tried to dislodge it by walking and rubbing on the sand. At one point while I was watching other ants swarmed on the beetle but moved on within a few seconds. When I picked the beetle up it appeared to fall over dead. Id info greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Dona

Ophryastes cf. sulcirostris (Say)
Charles O'Brien det.

Moved from Ophryastes.

Moved

Probably correct.
I think your ID is probably correct. Moving to subfamily page where an expert can eventually confirm or refute.

 
Ophryastes, seconded
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