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Beetle - Ripiphorus rex - male

Beetle - Ripiphorus rex - Male
Ballatine Trail - Tonto National Forest, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 9, 2010

Moved
Moved from Ripiphorus.

Nice find, Tom
I've been told this genus is common, but have seen only two specimens in four-plus years. (Nice bee flies today, too.)

 
Ripiphorus rex (Champion 1891)
Another R. rex, a male.

cheers,
zack

beautiful photo; hope Zack comments