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Small Gray Beetle on Mesquite flowers - Trichochrous varius

Small Gray Beetle on Mesquite flowers - Trichochrous varius
Zapata Wash, NE of Mammoth, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
May 21, 2011
Size: approx 2-3 mm
Large groups of these on velvet mesquite flowers, some appeared mostly gray without strips

Moved
Moved from Trichochrous.

T. varius
Probably Trichochrous varius.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Trichochrous, family Melyridae
Sorry, this is Trichochrous (not Listrus). The two genera were common on flowers in AZ (sometimes at the same time on the same flower). I had a momentary brain-fart and picked the wrong name :).

 
No problem
It's great to get the ID, this genus has other photos very similar to this specimen. Thank you for all of your help - it really makes looking for insects and seeing and learning about their world - and ours - very exciting.

 
I enjoy your images
I am from AZ and they remind me of my collecting days back in that state.

Listrus sp.
family Melyridae

 
Thanks
thank you - I spent a long time looking through photos yesterday without ever getting close.

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