FAMILY ADERIDAE (Ant-like Leaf Beetles)

Coleoptera-Aderidae-Ariotus pruinosus-Ant like Leaf Beetles FEMALE (A)

Ariotus pruinosus

Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.712605, -110.875002
Elevation: 5,438 ft
July 14, 2023
Size: 2.8 mm
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
Unfortunately, this specimen, of a rarely photographed species, was placed in a vial along with many other small arthropods, including a Tenebroides sonorensis, which cut off the legs and antennae of most other insects in the vial, including this one.
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Nicolas Gompel

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