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Old 07-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #81
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Am I having a senior moment and forgetting what I posted previously? Entirely possible. I will go back and look, Havalotta.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #82
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Havalotta, I couldn't find your previous post (I'm sure it is there, but I don't have the patience to look.) However, with your hint of flower beetle, I searched in my Kaufman guide and identified it more specifically as the
Delta flower scarab beetle, Trigonopeltastes delta, which is apparently common in the southeast. It is named for the pattern on its thorax that resembles the Greek letter delta, possibly as a mimic of certain wasp species. It is a nectar and pollen eater as an adult, favoring goldenrod, feverfew, coneflower and rattlesnake master (per bugguide) to which I would add swamp milkweed and queen anne's lace.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:33 PM   #83
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YES That's the one...
Was it yours I had previously identified? I recall its markings looking pretty neat. Like a little heart or luna moth.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:03 PM   #84
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Another quick addition to the microcosm. My first impression of this one was that it was dressed up like Stevie Nicks but then, upon closer inspection, I saw just how formidable it really looked.
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The folks at Bugguide have IDed this as a Plume Moth (Pterophoridae). They could get me no further. Considering that one article stated that species determination could be quite difficult, often requiring microscopic examination of the genitalia, I won't hold that against them.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #85
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Havalotta, I couldn't find your previous post (I'm sure it is there, but I don't have the patience to look.) However, with your hint of flower beetle, I searched in my Kaufman guide and identified it more specifically as the
Delta flower scarab beetle, Trigonopeltastes delta, which is apparently common in the southeast.
Havalotta, that is the beetle you identified for me when I submitted my "Mystery Beetle" photo in last month's photo contest. I know what it is, now!

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #86
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Sorry if I confused you any Turtle..Turns out it was Scarecrows entry.
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