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diving beetle - Laccophilus pictus

diving beetle - Laccophilus pictus
Tortilla Flat, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
October 18, 2010
Size: 4 mm
Looks similar to the only image of Laccophilus pictus in the guide; please confirm this species or something similar. Found in temporary pools in desert wash along with Sunburst Diving Beetles.

Moved from Laccophilus pictus.

ID seconded
Cool find!

Laccophilus pictus Castelnau
Laccophilus pictus, yes. These are pretty little guys, aren't they? I've also caught them with Thermonectus marmoratus and Laccophilus horni as well.

Moved tentatively; Tim will set me straight
neat dyt!

Moved from ID Request.

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