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Photo#46829
Sotol stalk buprestid - Thrincopyge alacris

Sotol stalk buprestid - Thrincopyge alacris
Organ Mts., Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
April 3, 2006
Size: 18 mm approx.
I'm not sure if this will be the final color of this recently-emerged individual. Other images on the Web show the lighter, non-metallic spots either yellow or orange.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Here is the 2nd and last juvenile to mature:

Another fantastic series!
I envy your patience. Keep up the great work!

 
Thanks, Joe.
The secret to my patience: Have scores of beetle pupae, like I do at the moment, and they'll keep you hopping as you attempt to record every phase. No time to sit around and "be patient." :-)

great series!
beautiful shots - keep up the good work

 
Thank you Phillip.
What appeals to me about insect photography versus collecting is that I'm able to share what I see and learn with a great many more people. It's a bit like poetry, much of which involves revealing the interesting nature of things that are in plain sight but seldom noticed or appreciated.

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