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Pachyschelus purpureus uvaldei Knull - Pachyschelus purpureus

Pachyschelus purpureus uvaldei Knull - Pachyschelus purpureus
Cameron County, Texas, USA
June 6, 2009
Det. D. Heffern 2009

Spmn in the TAMUIC

I'm not qustioning the determination
I have 2 specimens just like this one that were determined by Gayle Nelson. I have been confused about them because George Vogt (1941) and Henry Hespenheide in his 2003 key to the US Pachyschelus state that this species has reddish-purple elytra. This and my 2 look more black like the more common P. laevigatus. Any ideas why?

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