Soft-winged Flower Beetle
Genus Malachius


Malachius
I found this little female insect running around on the inside window of
my friend Ruth's jeep at Locomotive Springs, Utah. It's tough to get a
non-reflective shot with a flash against a window. 
© Carol Davis, 6-26-2011

black and red bug
This is definitely a new species for me but Bugguide was unable to narrow
it to species.  According to Bugguide, adults and larvae in this family of
beetles feed mainly on insects and pollen. © Carol Davis, 6-26-2011


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