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Hoshihananomia octopunctata Try saying this species name 3 times fast!<br />
This beautiful Mordellid was drowning in a bowl of water at the edge of a dense mixed forest. We rescued it from the bowl, watched it dry its wings/elytra, and it flew away!<br />
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This beautiful Mordellid was drowning in a bowl of water at the edge of a dense mixed forest. We rescued it from the bowl, watched it dry its wings/elytra, and it flew away! This is the view of it drying its wings/elytra!<br />
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Hoshihananomia octopunctata

Try saying this species name 3 times fast!
This beautiful Mordellid was drowning in a bowl of water at the edge of a dense mixed forest. We rescued it from the bowl, watched it dry its wings/elytra, and it flew away!

Hoshihananomia octopunctata Try saying this species name 3 times fast!<br />
This beautiful Mordellid was drowning in a bowl of water at the edge of a dense mixed forest. We rescued it from the bowl, watched it dry its wings/elytra, and it flew away! This is the view of it drying its wings/elytra!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83128/hoshihananomia_octopunctata.html Geotagged,Hoshihananomia octopunctata,Spring,United States

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  1. Ohhh, so awesome! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes! Definitely the prettiest tumbling flower beetle I've seen! Posted one year ago

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''Hoshihananomia octopunctata'' is a species of tumbling flower beetle in the family Mordellidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 13, 2019. Captured Jun 15, 2019 01:38 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm