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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Genus Megatoma

Small Beetle - Megatoma variegata - female Beetle - Megatoma variegata Dermestid - Megatoma - female Megatoma ampla (Casey) - Megatoma ampla Beetle - Megatoma Megatoma variegata Xerasia grisescens? - Megatoma Beetle 4.5mm - Megatoma
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Megatoma
Explanation of Names
Megatoma Herbst 1792
10 spp. in our area, 14 total(1); not yet in guide:
M. belfragei (LeConte, 1874) [TX]
M. cylindrica (Kirby, 1837)
M. dolia Beal, 1967 [CA]
M. giffardi (Blaisdell, 1927) [AK, WA - CA, MT]
M. leucochlidon Beal, 1967 [BC - Baja]
M. polia Beal, 1967 [CA]
holarctic; in NA, across Canada & w US(1)