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I was inspired by my own encounters with this genus of beetles and unidentified observations on iNaturalist to do more research. The specimens in the photo were loaned to me by staff at Colorado State University’s entomology collection and confirm the presence of Ripiphorus iridescens in Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, after it was only known from El Paso, Texas for many years. This and other range extensions will be published eventually. In the meantime, anyone can help me by finding more beetles: