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Photo#509875
Slim Jim on a grass stem - Spalacopsis texana

Slim Jim on a grass stem - Spalacopsis texana
Welder Wildlife Refuge, San Patricio County, Texas, USA
April 25, 2011
Size: 1 cm
I noticed this beetle clinging to a grass stem in my sweep net. When I tried to photograph it, the little fellow played dead and would not cooperate. He (she) was just to cute to collect. Anybody kow this one?

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slim jim on a grass stem - Spalacopsis texana Slim Jim on a grass stem - Spalacopsis texana

I need to take...
an "anti-pity pill" (a term used by Beverly Nichols in "Merry Hall"). I could not bring myself to dispatch this one. I let it go at Welder Wildlife Refuge.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Spalacopsis stolata?
very cool one, Diane -- wanna see more of it

 
Spalacopsis texana Casey
S. stolata is known only from Florida.

 
Please
ignore. Deleted stupid comment. Must be the hour...

 
wow -- even better! new-to-BG.
thanks, Mike.
Diane, pleeease add a dorsal habitus at some point, would you? and keep posting your amazing stuff.

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