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Black beetle - Lecontia discicollis

Black beetle - Lecontia discicollis
University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
May 13, 2008
Size: 2.5 cm?
This a kind of Cerambycid?
Found on the base of a stream light.

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Black beetle - Lecontia discicollis Black beetle - Lecontia discicollis

Moved from Lecontia.

Can this be moved to species?
Isn't there just one species in the genus?

BTW, great find Jonas. I understand they have a strong preference for fire-damaged conifers. I hope someone collects a larva to compare with the other nearctic member of the family.

the pic's way too dark...
i suspect Temnoscheila, but it's yours to compare & decide, since you've seen the physical item :-]

The pronotum's not
right for that. I copied the pic and lightened it. It looks more like Lecontia discicollis to me. See

no 3-segm. club in the AZ specimen... angle?
otherwise looks good... hmm... great find anyway

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