Need the Common Name of this Beetle
April 9, 2010
Photographed the first week of April, 2010. Found in the sand amongst Rabbit Brush and Mesquite at the Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes. I am assuming that this is a beetle. May be a weevil, though. Are weevils and beetles related? Don’t know…
Death Valley Nat’l Park
Thanks for resending this photo with additional information. BugGuide does not list a common name for this desert Weevil, Apleurus albovestitus. There is also a photo of it on the Field Guide to Beetles of California website, but again, no common name. All Weevils are beetles, but not all beetles are weevils.