Insect and Bug ID forum: Always wallowing in the pollen

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 3, 2014 9:30 PM CST
I find this tiny beetle down in the very center of California Poppy all the time. It is tiny enough that I could never see it clearly so I took a macro with my Iphone and here it is. I can't see that it does any nibbling not that that would be a problem. Looks like it loves a pollen bath though.



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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 4, 2014 4:49 AM CST
It appears to have short 'elytra', the general appearance and size suggest one of the Short-winged Flower Beetles ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/14000/bgpage

If the wings are not short, the hairiness suggest Family Byturidae ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/37623/bgpage

Bear in mind there's a lot of similar looking beetles and only a fraction of those are represented on bugguide.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 4, 2014 6:14 PM CST
Thanks that gives me a starting points and will save me some time.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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