Female Collops bipunctatus. © Carol Davis, 7-16-2009
The males have weird curlycue antennae. ©Carol Davis,
These two Two-spotted Melyrids (soft-winged flower beetles) were
smooching away on a plant at Bear River MBR.
Actually, the female was trying to ignore the male but he was having
none of it. Collops are mostly predatory,
as larvae and as adults, and they also dine on nectar. As I remember
it, the female did send
the over-zealous male on his way eventually (female R, male L).
© Carol Davis, 7-16-2009
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