Sotol stalk pupa -- REALLY dark now - Thrincopyge alacris
Organ Mts., Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
March 28, 2006
Size: 18 mm approx.
If that pronotal pattern closely matches the adult pattern, I wouldn't be surprised if this buprestid could be IDed at this stage, before it expupates.
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