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70521 Pyrota - Pyrota concinna

70521 Pyrota - Pyrota concinna
Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
April 22, 1992
Size: ~1"
It seems like it should be distinct enough for species.

not Pinto.

Apparently John Pinto is the singular person who can ID this photo to sp....

Moved from Pyrota.

John Pinot confirmed this a P
John Pinto confirmed this a P concinna.

probably Pyrota fasciata
Ed Riley at TAMU writes:

"The Pyrota from Santa Ana is probably P. fasciata Selander -based on its overall color pattern alone, but still some fine structural details should be checked, as there are several species in the area that look similar."

Looks like Pytora punctata (or P. mylabrina) per BCA...

P.palpalis looks good indeed
Compared type specimen also.

Fire Blister Beetle
I found a picture in My Insects in Kansas book that looks like a match.
P. concinna Casey
Nice picture by the way.

concinna confirmed
concinna confirmed

Pyrota sp.
I agree that this is Pyrota, and while P. concinna occurs in Texas, I 'm not sure it gets all the southmost Texas.

Here's the Pyrota spp. from the Rio Grande Valley Beetle List:

Pyrota deceptiva Selander
Pyrota insulata (LeConte)
Pyrota invita Horn
Pyrota mylabrina Chevrolat
Pyrota tenuicostatis (Dugès) (not this sp.

Goooogle didn't find images of any of the other RGV Pyrota spp.

If robirdman lets me add his image to my Texas Beetle site, I'll be glad to work on the ID further.

MQ, Austin

Texas Beetle Info

Not P. insulata either but could be lightly marked P. palpalis.
See images on Texas Beetle Info.

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