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Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops grandis - male

Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops grandis - Male
Saddle Mountain, near Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 8, 2009
Size: 4.1mm

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Moved from Collops.

Collops from near Patagonia.
This is a female of Collops grandis Champion. In museum collections this species is often confused with Collops dux Fall, and in fact Marshall synonymized the two species. Both are similarly colored, however based on differences in male antennal segments 1 and 3, they are distinct. C. dux is much less common and know only from Del Rio, Texas and a few nearby localities in Mexico. C. grandis occurs in southestern Arizona, nearby Mexico and probably New Mexico as well. It can be common in wet areas where it is often associated with willow.

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Collops sp.

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