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Longhorn? - Mecas bicallosa

Longhorn? - Mecas bicallosa
Lost Creek Reservoir , Morgan County, Utah, USA
July 18, 2013
The head seems wrong for a longhorn somehow...

Help appreciated!

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Moved from ID Request.

After further review...the structure of the pronotum matches the description for the species and given the locality, this species is pretty much the only possibility.

so much for your time! Good luck in your search.

I think Tom is on the right track. Based on the locality and the presence of polished callosities on the pronotum, I think this may be M. bicallosa -- This isn't a group with which I have experience, so I think we need one of the bycid guys to take a look at this one.

Nice beetle! What is the plant here? Were there many beetles, or just the one? Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the help, folks!
Brady, I found this lone beetle (saw no others) on a small Artemesia. Tridentata I believe. Not a great day bugging so I am pleased I found something interesting!

Artemisia tridentata
Sagebrush, of course -- I don't know what I was thinking. That's the host plant for M. bicallosa. The reason I asked the questions is that not only has this species been found here in California, I've driven right by the type locality in Lassen County. I'll have to be on the lookout next time I'm up that way.


Its a longhorn for sure
Subfamily Lamiinae have heads like that

Lamiinae for sure
Maybe something like this one?

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