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Bee Beetle

Trichius sp. (possibly T. rosaceus)




1 species ID suggestions

3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Keith... I think I will go with Trichius sp. Thanks for the input and the suggestion...

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 6 years ago

I would imagine one of the Bee Beetles. T. Fasciatus was the first one I found, but T. rosaceus looks like a better candidate. Not being familiar with beetles of that region, I couldn't really comment on any of the others. If you want to play it safe, Trichius sp. would be your best bet.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Keith for the ID. On researching this beetle, I find that in Trichius fasciatus the first black band reaches the scutellum, whereas on my spotting, it doesn't. Seems like it could either be:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichius_ro...
or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_beetle
Any further ideas?

Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island

Lat: 43.37, Long: 2.36

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 28, 2012

Spotted for mission

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