Trying to identify insect
Location: Organ Mountains East of Las Cruces, NM
January 27, 2011 11:41 am
Photographed this insect in the early Spring, in the Organ Mountains, East of Las Cruces, NM. Photo attached. Brilliant red head and thorax. Wings red with black ”tip”. Antennae and legs black.
This little beauty is a Net Winged Beetle in the family Lycidae, and we believe it is Lycus sanguineus which BugGuide reports from Arizona and New Mexico.