Metallic Wood-boring Beetle  (three photos)
Genus Acmaeodera


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This darker beetle came in on this flower and proceeded to walk all over the gold-speckled one.  I guess it thought
 if it was annoying enough the other beetle would leave.  They are both beautiful beetles but I don't think they're
the same species.  I found these at Maple Grove Campground, Sevier County, UT.  © Carol Davis 7-9-2009

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