Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pleocoma hovorei La Rue, 2007

This is the rain beetle I had the privilege to name for Frank.

La Rue, D.A., 2007. A new species of Pleocoma LeConte from California (Coleoptera:Scarabaeoidea:Pleocomidae).
The Coleopterists' Bulletin 61(2):149-158.
.pdf available here

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  1. Hello there Delbert, those are fine beetles named after a true gentleman; we miss Frank sorely. By the way, the female was found with the help of my Dog's nose (Jepson). He's getting excited with the approaching system....bring-on the rains!!

    All the best,
    J.C. Dittes

  2. I miss this time of year in California with the approaching rainy season, that scent of wet oaks and pines and brushy understory.

    Too bad about Frank - we all miss him too.

    Thanks for your visit and comment.

    Best wishes, ...