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Wood-boring Beetle - Dicerca tenebrosa

Wood-boring Beetle - Dicerca tenebrosa
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
July 9, 2005
The ID was made by Rick Westcott, and relayed to me by Joshua Basham.

? D tuberculosa
Steve Scott

Check this web site:

tenebrosa is also pictured - by that authoritative source :)

Update: the authoritative source appears to have the pictures reversed :(

that authoritative source...
...has way too many things screwed up so badly as to render it only marginally useful for purposes of beetle and true bug identification [i simply haven't checked other groups]

I think the cedar creek site
I think the cedar creek site has its Dicercas mixed up. The Dicerca tuberculosa, I think is Dicerca tenebrosa knulli, which is bronzy or coppery. Also I could not find any record of a Dicerca tuberculosa, I could find though a Dicerca tuberculata. Which has a greenish color to it. I may be wrong but I have a specimen of Dicerca tenebrosa knulli and it looks just like the so called D. tuberculosa on cedar creek. Also, Rick Westcott knows his buprestids very well.

This is a Dicerca, I have no
This is a Dicerca, I have no idea of the species yet. Great specimen and photo.

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