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Lycid larva? - Lycus sanguineus

Lycid larva? - Lycus sanguineus
Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 7, 2009
Size: 1.5 cm
If so, Lycus arizonensis adults common in area. Found on exposed ground during daytime. Elevation 5,000. ft.

thanks to Dr Cicero for the ID
Moved from Net-winged Beetles.

this is a late instar larva o
this is a late instar larva of Lycus sanguineus. The adults are red with black elytral tips; the adult female is flightless with short elytra.