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Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops limbellus

Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops limbellus
Mt. Graham, Graham County, Arizona, USA
August 4, 2009
Size: 4.5mm

Moved
Moved from Collops.
Thanks Adriean for the species identification, and the info!

Melyrid from Mt. Graham.
V. Belov is correct this is a male of Collops limbellus Gemminger & Harold. The species occurs in the western US often on the flower spikes of grasses. It can be found from Durango Mexico north into Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah. It can be distinguished from the similarly colored C. flavicinctus by the black erect hairs on the elyta which are pale in C. flavicinctus.

C. ?limbellus G&H [limbatus LeC.]

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