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Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - female

Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - Female
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 12, 2014

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Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - female Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - female

Epuraea aestiva (Linnaeus), female
ID confirmed from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks John!

easy one: the oversized apical antennomere gives it away
this is one of a very congeners that hang out on flowers; it lives in bumble bee nests

Moved from Epuraea.

 
Interesting
This one was on that Rosenfeldacea tree (Prunus virginiana?) on the flowers with a bunch of other fuana. Is it a kleptoparasite?

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Some Epuraea sp.
Some expert will be able to take this further most likely.

 
Thanks for the help!
I have just been trying to get things posted and haven't had much time to look for things, I really appreciate the help. I see a lot of great photos of yours posted here!

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