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Unknown insect - Cephaloon lepturides

Unknown insect - Cephaloon lepturides
New Paltz, New York, USA
May 10, 2009

Cephaloon lepturides
welcome to Bugguide -- and keep posting them! good start, the beetle is not that common

Thanks a lot! I have no forma
Thanks a lot! I have no formal training, so forgive me if it's painfully obvious what some of my subjects are.

trust me, it's far from being 'painfully obvious' in this case! i just happen to know these guys, but insects in general are too immensely diverse, and even people who spent decades studying them 24-7 bump into a puzzler every now and then, and feel lost... Conservatively, i would estimate an average backyard fauna in your area to include well over a thousand insect species, and at least 300 beetle spp. [will take years to meet them all] -- so you see my point...

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