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Valgus seticollis or V. canaliculatus? - Valgus canaliculatus - female

Valgus seticollis or V. canaliculatus? - Valgus canaliculatus - Female
Davidson, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
April 8, 2015

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Moved from Valgus seticollis.
Females of V. canaliculatis have a long process on the pygidium, but not females of V. seticollis (1). This was confirmed by an e-mail from Dr. Paul Lago at Univ. of Mississippi. I think the dark coloration (or exposure?) might have been misleading.

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seticollis
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female, right? canaliculatis?
Any comments on how you can tell this is seticollis? I have looked at the illustrations and key in Harpootlian, Scarab Beetles of South Carolina, but the spines on the tibia he gives as a key character do not seem that clear to me. I am not sure all images here on BG are identified correctly as to canaliculatis vs. seticollis. But I have never seen seticollis, so really do not know!

Additional note: Ratcliffe and Paulsen say that females of seticollis do not have the pygidial process (1)--that is part of how they key seticollis from canaliculatis.

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