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scientific name    Thanatophilus coloradensis    

This species is easily recognized by the almost complete loss of the inner two elytral costae and the bright orange apical segments of the abdomen.

This is an alpine species known from isolated localities from Alaska to northern New Mexico. It has not been found in Alberta. The most likely place is the Willmore wilderness area and perhaps Jasper. It has not been taken at Highwood Pass in the Kananaskis region.

Meaning of name: "pertaining to Colorado" or "Coloradan". It refers to the source of the original specimen(s), Colorado, USA.

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