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Ophryastes aridus ??? - Ophryastes mixtus

Ophryastes aridus ??? - Ophryastes mixtus
Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
March 11, 2006
Size: ~1 1/4"
Have had this one in my files since 2006. Can't remember now where I came up with the name. Pretty embarrassing.

Note correction of location. Was thinking of Stovepipe Wells, wrote down something else. Was on return from dunes to parking area. b

Moved from Ophryastes mixtus.

Moved from ID Request.

Thanks for the ID, Dr. O'Brien.

Please excuse the multiple move by Andy -- looks like we both tried to move it at the same time and I beat him by a matter of seconds. (*smile*)

quicker trigger finger :-)
you have

figger tringer, rather
O. mixtus-upus was so named for a reason

Ophryastes mixtus Kisinger

Genus Ophryastes
Looks like to me.
Definitely a Broad-nosed Weevil, Subfamily Entiminae.
Maybe it's Ophryastes mixtus, pic from Death Valley

or Ophryastes desertus, pic from Death Valley

with genus

anybody know these to sp.?
Or should we move to genus page. Where's Bob's best shot at an sp.?

If you feel the need to move this picture immediately...
...I'd suggest moving to Beetles and leaving it there a few weeks. If no action, it could be moved to subfamily (Entiminae), or genus if you're confident in that ID.

I think our best best for a species ID on this one may come from Charles O'Brien. It's quite possible that =v= is already aware of this image and will take care of contacting him for his assessment.

If you feel the need to move this picture immediately...
That's not my way. I'm the opposite of this when it comes to ID Request.
Just seeing what the best option is on this one, keeping things flowing. It's a great picture, a good one for the guide.

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