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Photo#26950
Delta Flower Scarab - Trigonopeltastes delta - male

Delta Flower Scarab - Trigonopeltastes delta - Male
near Hwy 54 and Fayetteville Rd., Durham County, North Carolina, USA
August 3, 2005
Size: circa 12 mm
This individual seemed to have a very prominent pygidium, notable here. Now that I look at it, looks rather more like the form of the male abdomen in this photo:



The male in that photo has a pygidium that is almost at a right angle to the elytra. The pygidium of the female looks to have more of a sloped appearance, say 45 degrees to the elytra, and to be less prominent.

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