Collops vittatus

a Collops Beetle, C. vittatus, photo © by Mike Plagens

Seven Springs area, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. 19 July 2015.

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These small predacious beetles can be found on flowers and foliage of herbaceous plants. The wing covers, unlike most kinds of beetles, are soft and flexible. Apparently these insects are aposomatically colored and also distasteful to insect predators.

Melyridae -- Soft-winged Flower Beetle Family

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