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Callirhipid Cedar Beetle - Zenoa picea - male

Callirhipid Cedar Beetle - Zenoa picea - Male
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
June 11, 2010

This one is most definitely it. Except I don't remember a shiny orb on its back (sorry, I couldn't resist :)

Moved from Cerophytum.

fantastic find, man. i so damn wish the pic was sharper...
paparazzize them relentlessly -- we have to put a name on it

Moved from Beetles.

Another thought
Could this be Zenoa picea instead?

makes a lot of sense -- thanks, Brad; very convincing call.
Bob -- pls check out(1) and see what you think -- after all, you're the one who saw the beast

Me Too
I need to work out method of shooting glossy black.