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Photo#272529
Tytthotyle maculata - female

Tytthotyle maculata - Female
north of Wellton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
April 17, 2009
Size: 49 mm
Found on west-facing hot gravel slope in desert.

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Awesome!
Wow, I've always wanted to collect this species, these are the first photos I've ever seen.

 
not a clue
what Tytthotyle refers to, I've never tried to sort out the meaning, and haven't seen it explained. On the other hand, "furnace heat" definitely refers to the habitat. It was one that I saw in Helfer's book for many years, always wanted to see it, until I finally did. And - it's still a way cool insect (or maybe that should be "way hot" 8)

Love the name...
Is that supposed to describe the habitat?

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