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Photo#597461
Black-and-white Click Beetle - Chalcolepidius apacheanus

Black-and-white Click Beetle - Chalcolepidius apacheanus
Stratton Wash just E of Black Hills Mine Road, S of San Manuel, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
August 6, 2011
Size: Huge - approx 7 cm
Black-and-white Click Beetle - I think this is Chalcolepidius apachianus due to its relatively narrow size and purple-blueish setae, but would like a more informed opinion - huge purple and white beetle (approx. 7-8 cm) on fallen Saguaro Cactus, Sonoran desert with many local mesquite and white-thorn acacia trees, elev 3100 feet

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There are more similar images on the genus page
are we thinking some of those might be tartarus?

 
Blaine says he'll curate this section soon
[he's away for the holiday]

Moved tentatively; can't be much over 40 mm
pls remove the abbr. 'AZ' (redundant); also, it is both customary and advisable not to repeat the same remarks under every image of a series; any comments that apply to all the images of the series should be at the first image (specific remarks pertaining to other images should be, of course, posted there as appropriate)

Moved from ID Request.

 
confirmed
color pattern and scutellar shape best support C. apacheanus.

 
Thanks
Thanks again for so much help, and your heads up on the comments section is appreciated.

Size seems too big?
Everything in the guide is half that size around 34-36mm ??

 
It was big
Maybe I've over estimated it's size - it could be 6 cm, but it was by far the largest beetle I've ever seen in Arizona. I'd have to say it was way over 3.5 cm.

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