Amphizoa insolens - Trout Stream Beetle
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

 Trout stream beetles are large, rarely-seen insects related to ground beetles that live in cold, clean, fast-running streams in the mountains of western North America.
USA, CA, Nevada Co.: Sagehen Creek Field Station. 15.vii.2004, 39º26'N 120º14'W, 1900m
Riparian meadow, Under stone at edge of Sagehen Creek.
#AW2435, voucher specimen deposited at ALWC

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens.