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Cleridae -? - Trichodes bibalteatus

Cleridae -? - Trichodes bibalteatus
8 miles north of Goodwell, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
May 26, 2011
Size: 12 mm
Looks like Trichodes bibalteatus in BugGuide

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Dear Kurt Schaefer I am assembling an
illustrated Arizona Beetle Guide - Art Evans will be my co-author, so the quality should be great. I have photographed over 1500 identified species, but some are elusive. That's where I have to ask for help, like with your
Trichodes bibalteatus
which occurs in AZ but seems rare at least where I am searching. Still, it would be nice to include the species.

The book will be self published because even though it will encompass a large number of species of our very special state, the university publishers don't like the narrow geographical scope. So for now this is less than a non-profit venture, we are putting our time plus my own money into it. If we ever raise enough support, our photographers will get compensated or at least get a free book

Would you give us your permission to use one of your images? If you do, a higher-res file than the one on BG would be very useful.

Margarethe Brummermann PhD

Moved tentatively... nice!
Moved from Trichodes.

ID confirmed by Jacques Rifkind: Trichodes bibalteatus

Thanks to Dr. Rifkind and v,
I appreciate the confirmation.