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Beetle ID Request - Megalodacne fasciata

Beetle ID Request - Megalodacne fasciata
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
June 2, 2013
Size: apx. 36 mm.
Such a pretty one, but I could not find it.

After the comments I went back and counted the threads of the sheet to come up with an apx. size.

Many thanks
For your time and for introducing me to a new (to me) identifying feature of beetles. I cannot help with the elytral punctures. I did not catch this beetle.

However, RLZ endouraged me to calibrate my sheets for just such a situation. So, by counting the threads I came up with 36 mm. as the size. For some reason the site will not let me alter the post right now, but I will go back and try again later.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

How about Megalodacne fasciata

 
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Thank you to both of you. Looks good to me. I learn another place to look every time I have one ID'd.

 
Or maybe Megalodacne heros
Careful, this photo doesn't show the elytral punctures that separate M. fasciata from the larger M. heros...

 
must be fasciata

 
Out of curiosity
What gives this away as fasciata without presence of punctures and lack of size data?

Pleasing fungus beetle

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