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Triplax marcescens Boyle - Triplax marcescens

Triplax marcescens Boyle - Triplax marcescens
nr. gate to Whipple Observatory, Mt Hopkins Rd, upper Montosa Canyon, Santa Rita Mtns, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
Det. Paul Skelley, 2013

coll'ed beating/sweeping during BugGuide Gathering_2013

spmn deposited into TAMUIC

Moved from Triplax.

Triplax marcescens
Dulled elytra, from Arizona, this is Triplax marcescens Boyle, in the macra species group. Another 'rare' erotylid form southern Arizona. I'm sure these are all more common, we just need to learn the host fungus. A very good find.

Live in the Anza Ca region. O
Live in the Anza Ca region. Occasionally find these. The only fungus I've found are puffballs.

looks very unorthodox for a 3plax
another magnificent & mysterious beast!

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