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Photo#674206
Yellow flying beetle.  - Gyascutus planicosta

Yellow flying beetle. - Gyascutus planicosta
Mohave Valley, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2012
Size: About one inch
These beetles started swarming around July 8, 2012. I've lived here nine years now and this is the first time I've seen them. They sound somewhat like a bumblebee when flying. They seem to exclusively stay around and land in creosote bushes. They are happy in our 110 degree plus heat.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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That's it
That is it. Have you seen these in the Imperial Valley in past years? They likely migrated here from there for the first time this year. They are very wary as you say. Found this one expired on the ground.

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