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Photo#928278
Black & red beetle - Galerita janus

Black & red beetle - Galerita janus
Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
May 28, 2014
Very active fast moving beetle!

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Black & red beetle - Galerita janus Black & red beetle - Galerita janus

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Galerita janus is my best photographic guess
among the three spp with pale legs: janus, bicolor, lecontei. I have exx of all three; easy to separate under scope; temples behind eyes don't appear short enough and round enough to fit lecontei; hard to be sure given the photographic angle.

do you happen to have saved the specimen?
the infuscate tibiae may or may not indicate that this is G. l. lecontei, which would be very nice... but must see the shape of head and details of elytral vestiture better

 
Sorry...
no saved specimen. Maybe next time...

not sure which one yet... will try harder
Moved from ID Request.

 
Try harder?
I don't think that is possible! Thanks for your ID help on many of my submissions.

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