Chris, The green dung beetle is Canthon indigaceus, the blister beetle is Pyrota obliquefascia, and the cerambycid should be Megacyllene antennata. No idea on the ant.
Awesome to learn the species name for the dung beetle. Last season we had a pitfall trap get filled with a cow party in the Santa Rita mountains. Our catch cup was full to the brim with Canthon indigaceus and many many other species of dung beetle. The photos I have aren't great and I'd attach them, but I still don't really understand this forum format yet
Post by Adam Cotton on Nov 18, 2020 0:11:53 GMT -8
See my post in the Technical issues section at insectnet.proboards.com/thread/4692/picture-attachment for how to post photos. You have to use a (usually FREE) photo hosting website and put the link to each photo in your post. We recommend imgur, because it can format the links to display in the post as above.
Post by bethanyfarah on Nov 18, 2020 20:54:55 GMT -8
Ok here's the link to the photos I took under the microscope. They're not illuminated very well but you can see there are 4-5 species at least. The pitfall traps we use are approx 500ml deli cups that we fill halfway with propylene glycol and water. The cup was filled completely to the brim with beetles. It was an awesome sample, but very smelly. Dung Beetles Santa Rita Mountains imgur.com/gallery/nNCauWJ