Insect and Bug ID forum: Insect ID, Please

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 3, 2018 4:40 PM CST
I found this dead in my New Mexico garden. I've never seen one like this alive, and would love to know what it is. Please forgive the hairs and other stuff I never noticed until I looked at the photos! This is a good sized beetle at 46 mm. The color is pretty much silvery gray with black spots and splotches.

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 3, 2018 5:13 PM CST
How big is it? Maybe a female Dynastes granti?

Dynastes granti pictures:
https://www.google.ca/search?q...
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
May 3, 2018 6:06 PM CST
That does look like it, Sue. Thank you! Apparently it is Dynastes grantii. Some mis-spelling going on in the web.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 3, 2018 7:47 PM CST
I thought that too, the spelling does look wrong, but according to the Catalogue of Life Dynastes granti is the correct accepted name:

http://www.catalogueoflife.org...
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 3, 2018 8:50 PM CST
What a beauty. Found this discussion on i vs. ii on Bugguide.

https://bugguide.net/index.php...
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
May 3, 2018 9:07 PM CST
Thanks, Sue & Leslieray. @GregC. Any input on this one?
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Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
May 4, 2018 7:36 AM CST
Probably Dynastes granti, Dynastes tityus would be more eastern in distribution
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
May 4, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Thank you all for the help! I appreciate it.
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