Cylidrella championi Wickham - Nemozoma championi
Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
June 14, 2009
Size: 6.0 mm
This is for the beetle connoisseurs. Rare! I've searched for this one for 20 years. Found it in Englemann Spruce forest as expected. At 10005' elevation. Note the vague yellow spot on elytra and, of course, the exposed abdomen.
A comment on species: I have not read Dajoz's 1991 description of C. maculata from California. This specimen here agrees with the description of C. championi by Wickham and by Barron, except the color is darker than "chestnut" and the yellow spot is not "vaguely transverse".
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