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Pterotus obscuripennis? - Dendroides marginatus - male

Pterotus obscuripennis? - Dendroides marginatus - Male
Sunset Beach River Park, Sonoma County, California, USA
June 7, 2010
Size: ~ 1 cm
We found this spiffy beetle hiding on the lower leaf of a plant near the Russian River and my wife got a decent pic. I've been fooled by the phengodids before, but I think this one is a male lampyrid? Pterotus?

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Pterotus obscuripennis? - Dendroides marginatus - male Pterotus obscuripennis? - Dendroides marginatus - male

awesome -- thanks, guys! Ken -- we need more, keep an i on them
Moved from Dendroides.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

 
Dendroides marginatus Van Dyke
Yes, this is a male of Dendroides marginatus Van Dyke, described in 1928 from Muir Woods in Humboldt County, CA. It occurs along a relatively narrow strip of the Pacific coast from central CA north to BC. It is a very good find!

Dendroides, for sure -- but it's kinda dark, i'll try to mess w/
i'll try to mess w/pic and see if it's worth showing to Dan Young [no offense, man -- i try to keep our visiting scholars well-fed and avoid overexploiting]

 
No offense taken -
I lightened both photos up - my wife might have other angles or pics, but I'm not sure...

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