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Jewel beetle

Dicerca caudata


About 16-18 millimeters long, elytra (wing covers) tapered as shown.


Beetle found by my wife at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Natural habitat is mostly mixed conifer forest with Gambel's oak and some aspen, alder, cottonwood, chokecherry, and various ornamental trees and shrubs.


Date beetle was collected is somewhere between June 11 and June 13.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Lat: 38.77, Long: -104.85

Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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