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Chafer - Euphoria verticalis

Chafer - Euphoria verticalis
Cibola National Forest, Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
April 1, 1999

Moved from Euphoria.

I agree...
can't see the clypeal teeth, but the body proportions look right for verticalis. Also, E. devulsa is a mid-summer bug (vs. fall/spring for verticalis), and the black form of E. kerni is not as bulky as this one.

Moved from Beetles.

maybe E. verticalis? You really need dorsal shots of these guys. Your images are nice and sharp but you often don't show important diagnostic features.

Yep, you're probably correct.
Yep, you're probably correct. I took this on slide film back in 1999. Now, I try much harder to get better coverage. I appreciate your attempts at the ID's. I forgot to add, film was expensive for me back then, and many times, I'd just fire off one frame of my subject to save money.

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