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Beetle - Cremastocheilus squamulosus

Beetle - Cremastocheilus squamulosus
Cheverly, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
July 21, 2003
Any ID for this beetle? Thanks.


good beetle
The specimen appears to be Cremastocheilus squamulosus LeConte, but the locality is north of its previously known range. Was the specimen collected? If so, I would like to take a look at it (I am revising Cremastocheilus).

I take it this is a state record,
not just a more northern county. If I'm mistaken, please correct me.

Moved from Cremastocheilus.

Looks like ..
Cremastocheilus harrisii Kirby 1827 - often very common on sandy banks of rivers and creeks, the very shiny ventrum is unique.

Nice one ! Can you give an approximate size

Looks like its subfamily Cetoniinae, genus Cremastocheilus. (Or something similar.)

Great find! This genus is associated with ants, and the adults aren't often seen.

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