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Photo#56792
Small beetles in a flower of cactus - Trichochrous varius

Small beetles in a flower of cactus - Trichochrous varius
Valley of Fires National Recreation Area, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
May 29, 2006
Size: 4-5 mm

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Small beetles in a flower of cactus - Trichochrous varius Small beetles in a flower of cactus - Trichochrous varius Small beetles in a flower of cactus - Trichochrous varius

Moved
Moved from Dasytinae.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Byturid convention
These look to me like family Bytu*ridae, but it's a new species for bugguide. By any chance did you take a closeup in which the beetle is at least half as long as your image is wide? It would help in ID work.

 
Wrong :-)
A couple months after making this comment I collected my first dasytines on a visit to southern New Mexico. They weren't this species but I would have no trouble identifying these as dasytines now :-)

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