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Really exciting colours on this bug helped me to get an ID even though I know little about insects! Red head, thorax, black legs, yellow wings with black spots and a black cross across its back when wings are folded. At first I thought they couldn't fly because they didn't fly while I was watching them, but then a couple hours later, I saw another one and it flew away, so that helped with the ID.
LOTS of these colourful beetles on the paths at Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona. (near Phoenix). Sonoran Desert habitat with lots of saguaro, palo verde, cholla, etc. Very dry!! and hot.
Spotted on Apr 22, 2014
Submitted on May 3, 2014
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