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Brachiacantha decora - Brachiacantha

Brachiacantha decora - Brachiacantha
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
March 6, 2016
Size: 3.5 mm

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Brachiacantha decora - Brachiacantha Brachiacantha decora - Brachiacantha

Moved from Scymninae.

Brachiacantha for sure
it is in the right range for barberi, but the estimated size is a bit large for that species. It does not usually have red elytral markings, either. The other option would be dentipes, though I don't think it has been verified from TX yet.

It does look like a male, and with that orange head and pronotum it can't be B. decora.

I would suggest sticking it at genus for now.

Moved for expert review to Sycmninae
Brachiacantha looks good, for what it's worth...

Moved from ID Request.

something in this genus?

if it is, it's probably not this species which is supposed to be eastern (from the guide's species page: "e. US (NM-FL-ME-NE, but apparently absent from TX)")

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