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BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - male

BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - Male
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 10, 2009
Size: approx 7mm
Looked for a while here, best and farthest I could do on the ID. Anyone have anything more on it? Species or sex?

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BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - male BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - male BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - male BillBug - Sphenophorus venatus - male

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Moved from Billbugs.

ID
Sphenophorus venatus glyceriae Chittenden, a male.The subspecies, as recognized by Vaurie, are well defined and their distributions clearly defined in the US and Mexico. The only other species that is similar is S. phoeniciensis (Chittenden)and is readily separated by many characters visible in these excellent photos.

 
Thanks so much
You rock! Appreciate your time and knowledge.

Cool
Thanks guys! venatus really looks like it. But Will wait for a confirm on that. Thanks again.

looks kinda like venatus to me, but they're very tough
let's wait for Dr.O'Brien's input

Moved from ID Request.

looks like Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Subfamily Dryophthorinae Maybe even Tribe Rhynchophorini, Sphenophorus genus?

not an exact match, but similar looking to me

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