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Photo#498496
Oxacis caerulea Champion - Oxacis caerulea

Oxacis caerulea Champion - Oxacis caerulea
Boca Chica, Cameron County, Texas, USA
July 27, 1961
Size: ~6 mm
Det. R. H. Arnett, Jr. 1963

A series of 12 or more were collected at this date and coastal location east of Brownsville. Species was not relocated in repeated attempts during 2009-2010.

Spmns in the TAMUIC.

possible place to look for more specimens
Try looking on sea oats (Uniola paniculata) during its flowering phase. I've seen multiple types of Oedemerids feeding on sea oats in the early mornings on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Oxycopis falli(?) (look it up on this site) was one of the species on sea oats on Sapelo, and that beetle had similar metallic blue coloration.

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