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Photo#440129
Unknown beetle - Gymnetina howdeni

Unknown beetle - Gymnetina howdeni
Carr Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 2, 2010
Size: 22 mm body length
Don't even know where to look with this one, though it's probably something common. Found this large beetle flying around the base of a tree (pine I think). The elytra are extremely glossy except for the white areas, which are depressed and have a matte texture.

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Unknown beetle - Gymnetina howdeni Unknown beetle - Gymnetina howdeni

Moved
Moved from Gymnetina cretacea.

Gymnetina howdeni Warner & Ratcliffe
recently described

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

How about Gymnetina
in the guide here. Not too common at all. And yours is not from Miller Canyon!

 
Thanks for the ID!
I was initially thinking it was some sort of scarab because of the front legs, but the super tiny head had me second guessing myself.

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