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Colorado Mountains Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) in the Colorado Rockies. - Chauliognathus deceptus - male - female

Colorado Mountains Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) in the Colorado Rockies. - Chauliognathus deceptus - Male Female
Lake George at 8000 ft. (N38° 58.962', W105° 21.577°), Park County, Colorado, USA
August 24, 2005
Size: L = 12 mm (female)
Found on Grindelia squarrosa - Gumweed. This beetle is montane (from the foothills up at moist meadows) and not found in the plains.

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Colorado Mountains Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) in the Colorado Rockies. - Chauliognathus deceptus - male - female Colorado Mountains Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) in the Colorado Rockies. - Chauliognathus deceptus - male - female Colorado Mountains Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) in the Colorado Rockies. - Chauliognathus deceptus - male