Notoxus desertus - antlike flower beetle
Pyramid Lake, Nevada, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A Notoxus beetle showing the distinctive pronotal horn.

USA, NV, Washoe Co.: S end Pyramid Lake
7.vii.2004, 39º50'N 119º27'W, 1140m
Great Basin Desert, on vegetation at edge of lake.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.