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Epuraea corticina

Epuraea corticina
Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
April 5, 2010
Size: 3 mm
Found on a crabapple flower, captured and measured, etc. Crossing my fingers, I was able to follow the key for this family in Dillon and Dillon (1) and it sure seems to key to Epuraea. Corrections welcome, and of course, any idea on species--I know these cannot all be identified to species. It looks close to images of E. corticina or E. avara we have here:



Thanks for help on ID--see comments.

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Moved to Epuraea corticina
Moved from Epuraea. Looks to be consistent with Epuraea corticina. Thanks for help on ID!

my 2ยข
i would rule out avara based on anterior pronotal emargination (not listed for NC, too); of those listed in(1), i can exclude all but corticina, horni, & obtusicollis; i have no clue what the last two (each represented by a single spcmn in(1)) look like (will consult Parsons) and would settle for the widespread and common corticina...
great photo job, too.

Gestalt...
is pulling me towards E. avara :-)

 
thanks, another view
Thanks, Blaine. Here is another view showing the upper surface better, in case that is helpful:


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