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Omalinine - Phyllodrepa punctiventris

Omalinine - Phyllodrepa punctiventris
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
November 20, 2007
Size: ~ 4 mm
Rove beetle in the subfamily Omaliinae. Ocelli present, tarsi 5-5-5. I'm thinking Aci*dota crena*ta. (??)

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Moved from Acidota crenata.

Thanks for the correction Margaret, much appreciated.

Phyllodrepa punctiventris
No, this is actually in an altogether different tribe and genus. The species used to be put in a broad concept of Hapalaraea. (Downie & Arnett probably have it there.) Phyllodrepa is a little tricky to get to tribe (Omaliini) because its hind tarsi are longer than usual, but notice the wider last several antennal segments - quadrate to transverse, where Anthophagini have them at least slightly elongate. (See my tribal and generic key in American Beetles.)

Thanks Boris. Matches the description in Downie & Arnett.

I support your opinion about the genus

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