Soft-winged Flower Beetle
Anthocomus equestris

4 mm

flower beetle
I found two tiny (4 mm) bugs on this day on my house foundation and they were about
a foot apart - both new species for me. This one is a flower beetle that eats herbaceous plants
as larvae and probably pollinates as an adult while feeding on pollen.  © Carol Davis, 5-16-2011

anthocomus equestris
I have never seen such a tiny colorful beetle. Before I started photographing I would
have thought this was a "baby" beetle but this is as large as it gets. Beetles don't
change in size like spiders. 
What you see is what you get. © Carol Davis, 5-16-2011

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