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beetle in arizona
These beetles were found on a tree (mesquite or acacia) in Tucson AZ… Any idea what they are? Sorry for the poor resolution, they are taken with a cell phone.
Cathie Burgess

Hi Cathie,
Our theory is that a blurry photo is better than no photo. Your image shows one adult Giant Mesquite Bug, Thasus acutangulus, surrounded by a group of immature nymphs. It is the first photo we have received of the adult insect.

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