Friday Beetle Blogging: Carpophilus sap beetle

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Carpophilus sp. Sap Beetle, Nitidulidae
Arizona

The Opuntia prickly-pear cacti have been flowering the past few weeks. Every time I poke at a blossom I find several chunky Carpophilus beetles.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D
f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, twin flash diffused through tracing paper

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