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mitey clerid - Cymatodera

mitey clerid - Cymatodera
Organ Mountains foothills, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
August 6, 2006
Size: ?
Came to UV lights. Here again, this might be the same species as the prior two I posted. However, due to its darker appearance (could just be the lighting) and barest hint, if any, of elytral markings, I wanted to be sure of not missing a species by lumping them all together.

Although I apparently took no photos of this beetle near the millimeter rule, I would estimate it to be in the 10 - 14 mm range, a bit longer than those I posted just prior.

That bright orange thing stuck to the pronotum I'm guessing is an immature mite. If so, it's the only immature one I saw.