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Photo#86941
 Carrizo Plains beetles - Nemognatha scutellaris

Carrizo Plains beetles - Nemognatha scutellaris
Carrizo Plains NM, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
May 6, 2006
Size: 1.5 cm
Beetles feding on pollenof Chaenactis flowers afternoon. A fair population. Dozens of beetles seen. Alleculidae?

Moved
Moved from Nemognatha.

Nemognatha scutellaris LeC.
Nemognatha scutellaris LeC.

Moved
Moved from Blister Beetles.

Meloidae.
Pretty certain these are blister beetles, probably genus Nemognatha.

 
Meloidae
Thanks for the ID. I agree. The head tucked under misled me. There are many other meloids in the area during spring to take advantage of this wonderful wildflower bloom. Do you know if the larvae of this group are bee parasites?

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