I'd like to thank Ted MacRae at Beetles in the Bush for letting me host this months issue of an Inordinate Fondness. His blog was one of the first that I began reading and it encouraged me to set up my own. I hope everyone enjoys this months collection of posts!
Oncideres rhodosticta) has been found in huge numbers for the last several years through out the southwest. Her post explains some of the reasons for these mass occurrences.
Calligrapha vicina. This will open the full size version and they are really amazing works of art.
Chrysina gloriosa and a Dynastes granti that were attracted to her light on her first night in Arizona. What a treat! Best of luck on your schooling!
Lacon rorulenta check out this post. You will also find some nice shots of the red fir grove and the surrounding landscape where the beetle was found.
Polyphylla diffracta. He doesn't come to a final decision, but at least he has a literature list so you can explore it more fully if you wish.
No AIF issue would be complete without a post that featured tiger beetles. For that we go to THE tiger beetle blog Beetles in the Bush.
Cicindela pulchra is a mixture of metallic reds and blues that are truly awesome. Ted's article as always includes a lot more than just pretty pictures. He also includes descriptions and pictures of the habitat, and larvae burrows.
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