Dead on the side of the road.
dead on the road. Observed by Brittney White.
These cicadas were common and easily flushed from willows and other shrubs/trees along the Rio Grande at Coronado State Monument, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA. I think this species is correct (it is a Tibicen) but not sure.
I think this is Chlorochroa ligata (Conchuela Bug), or something close to that. Coronado State Monument, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA.
Non-native beetle species introduced to New Mexico and elsewhere in western US to control non-native saltcedar/tamarisk (Tamarix spp.). The beetles have been steadily moving southward along the Rio Grande in north-central New Mexico.
This is a Diorhabda (Tamarisk Beetle) but not sure what species.
Taken with hand-held camera.
Camera trap photo. No damage by bear. First bear sighting at this location in 39 years.
Slide and chewed trees