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Pterotus obscuripennis ? - Zarhipis integripennis - male

Pterotus obscuripennis ? - Zarhipis integripennis - Male
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
June 3, 2011
Size: 16mm total length.
Came to black light trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Looks like a Pterotus obscuripennis?

Moved from Fireflies.

or perhaps: Western Banded Glowworm Beetle
Zarhipis integripennis - See here: (1)

Very nice photo on the white background! :)

I think you are correct Jim
After looking at Evans & Hogue, 2006 (1) I believe that this is indeed Zarhipis integripennis rather than Pterotus obscuripennis. And thank you for your tips on photographing insects on a black background, as a result of which my photos on a white background have improved.

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