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Micropeplus tesserula - Micropeplus punctatus

Micropeplus tesserula - Micropeplus punctatus
Gold Bar, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
March 20, 2011
Size: 2.5 mm
Debris partially under stump, ran through berlese trap.

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Moved
Moved from Micropeplus.

Moved

 
Can't see the characters
Need to see the elytra in better focus. Appears to have a third, though somewhat weaker, discal costa that is obsolete basally, but not clear from picture, and sides of the pronotum are not angulate. If so, then M. punctatus. If only two elytral costae, then need a clear profile view of abdomen to assess median carina.

Micropeplus
Hi Gary,

this is not Micropeplus tesserula because it has deeply impressed punctures on the elytral intervals.

M. tesserula has the elytral intervals impunctate.

 
Arved
What do you propose it is then?

Thanks,

Gary

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