Friday, May 13, 2011

Backyard Bugs . . . Tumbling Flower Beetle

I believe this little guy (about 5 mm) is a Tumbling Flower Beetle, or more specifically Mordellistena cervicalis. The name Tumbling Flower Beetle refers to the "jumping and tumbling about in [a] grotesque manner in their efforts to escape." Alas, I did not get to see these feats of acrobatics.

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