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Hopllia - Hoplia callipyge

Hopllia - Hoplia callipyge
Big Gypsum Valley, Montrose County, Colorado, USA
June 15, 2013
Pit trapped in riparian willow habitat, typical canyon of Colorado Plateau, similar to Moab area

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Moved from Monkey Beetles. Looks exactly like what you sent me.

This is either Hoplia laticollis or Hoplia callipype. The two species are very similar, and are really only separated by whether it is from east (laticollis) or west (calligpyge) of the Rockies. In the last revision by Hardy, he noted that they may be, in fact, the same species. Your site is west of the Continental Divide, so H. callipyge would probably be the better name.

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