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Palo Verde Bup, Chrysobothris? - Chrysobothris octocola

Palo Verde Bup, Chrysobothris? - Chrysobothris octocola
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 17, 2009
Size: 14mm
From a Palo Verde bush on our property. The bush is alive but braches are dieing and falling off. There are so many beetle larvae digging around in those branches - wherever I break them the hind ends of pencil-thick grubs are sticking out. So now the wood pieces are in dark boxes with attached clear collection jars - and this was the first beetle to hatch.

Yes.
Chrysobothris octocola I think, or something else with an "octo-" prefix. They are all over palo verdes, I know that much.

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