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Melyridae - Collops grandis

Melyridae - Collops grandis
Patagonia Creek, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
October 9, 2008
Size: 8mm
These Malachite beetles were hunting on salix along the creek. Their color is just striking!

Moved from Collops.


Moved from Malachius.


I wasn't sure
could have been another Collops

I'll move it back.
Could be a malachite-hued Collop*s nig*riceps female.

The Collops nigriceps in the guide
are smaller and have all black legs, while in this one the femure is bright red

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