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Longhorn Beetle - Crossidius hirtipes - male

Longhorn Beetle - Crossidius hirtipes - Male
Mono Lake, Mono County, California, USA
October 6, 2008
I don't know if they were feeding on the pollen or just rolling around in it while attempting to mate, but the plant is called rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus). Several of the beetles were in the same vicinity, and some were mating.

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Longhorn Beetle - Crossidius hirtipes - male Longhorn Beetle - Crossidius hirtipes - male - female

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It appears to be Crossidius h
It appears to be Crossidius hirtipes. There are many subspecies, but the lack of elytra markings, red-brown legs, brown antennae becoming darker at the tip all point to Crossidius hirtipes rhodopus.

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