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Beetle - Axinotarsus pulicarius - male

Beetle - Axinotarsus pulicarius - Male
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 28, 2011
Size: about 8mm
its elytra are folded at posterior end (to mimic a flower?)

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Beetle - Axinotarsus pulicarius - male elytra - Axinotarsus pulicarius - male

Did you find this in Toronto?
Can you give us more specifics about where you found it and what it was doing?

I found it trapped inside a b
I found it trapped inside a bus stop glass booth (I can give you the intersection if you want). A lot of insects get trapped inside the booth.

hope you collect those, as your pen name implies
here's what Dr Mayor has to say: "Good call, Axinotarsus pulicarius it is. I suspect that the Axinotarsus sp. females posted earlier, also from Toronto, are A. pulicarius. The species is widespread in Europe, while most of the others have much more restricted distributions, and it seems unlikely that two species of Axinotarsus have been introduced into Toronto. Very nice photograph."

Are they all as awesome as this one? Great find.

Moved from ID Request.

wow. didn't expect that! will show to Dr Mayor
this must be the European Axinotarsus pulicarius --interesting! malachiine males often sport various depraved designs of elytral apices.

thank you!
thank you!

nice photo.

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