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Brown beetle with thick antennae - Zenoa picea

Brown beetle with thick antennae - Zenoa picea
Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
July 11, 2012

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tentative ID... very cool bug... ANY other shots of it?
Moved from Beetles.

 
Zenoa picea
This *is* a rather cryptic shot (of a very uncommon beetle around those parts!). The punctation loosely arranged in striae on the elytra, the relatively large size of the eye, the oddly protruding mouthparts and particularly the robust tarsi point to Z. picea.

Zenoa picea is almost exclusively collected in July, while the superficially similar though even rarer Cerophytum pulsator is more of a spring beetle (I have two Kansas specimens collected in April).

Cheers,
zack

 
excellent -- thanks again, Zack.
nice find, Bob!

 
Just the one
Unfortunately, that's all I've got -- I couldn't even find any blurry rejects. I guess it must have flown away after the one photo.

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