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Photo#357293
soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male

soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - Male
between Freshwater Lagoon and the ocean, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Humboldt County, California, USA
June 16, 2008
Size: 5mm

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soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male

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Collops from Humbolt Lagoons State Park
Although 5 mm seems a streach, this is undoubtedly Collops cribrosus LeConte. It is commonly found in coastal beach areas from San Diego north to British Columbia, Canada. It can often be found on beaches or in dune areas behind the beach under wrack and debris. The specimen pictured is very melanistic. Most specimens have the elytra more greenish in color. However, other characters such as the shape of the antennae and the puctation on the elytra match well with typical specimens. A relative with quadrimaculate elytra (red with blue spots), C. crusoe Fall, can be found on the beaches of San Nicholas Island.

 
Collops cribrosus
Thanks very much for the species ID!

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