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Beetle on buckwheat - Collops marginicollis - female

Beetle on buckwheat - Collops marginicollis - Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza, Orange County, California, USA
May 21, 2009

Moved from Collops.

Whoops! Don't know how this one went so long without any editor making a new page -- but, here ya' go, Ron! Congrats! And as always, many thanks to Adriean Mayor for his expertise.

Thanks, Harsi
I'm very low key about new pages, after having many problems in the past. Good to have you and =v= around!

Moved from Attalus.

Beetle on Buckwheat
Based on the locality and color pattern this is a female of Collops marginicollis LeConte. Note the apparently 10-segmented antennae. The second segement is tiny, just barely discernable and easily missed. This is an extremely uncommon species know from coastal southern California and coastal northern Baja California, Mexico.

Thanks so much for the ID to species.
This is a Bug Guide first, so if an editor sees this, we'll need a new page.

I'd say Melyridae, maybe genus Attalus, someone else should confirm though


Great, thank you both.

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