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Trypherus frisoni - male

Trypherus frisoni - Male
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 14, 2011
Size: ~12mm
I've seen dozens of these over the past week on the leaves of several garden plants. I have no idea where to start looking for id. If anyone could get me pointed in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Trypherus frisoni --det. G. Pelletier

Jody, Ken, Brad, thank you all so much for your comments and id help. I was hoping for a lead, but I didn't expect to get this all the way to genus and species level. I'm so grateful to you all!

This is the dorsal of

I didn't link the images because they are two different individuals, but definitely the same species.

Moved from ID Request. Nice one Kelly.

Cantharid again (Beetle) with
Cantharid again (Beetle) with shortened wing cases. Is this the same as your other shot? Looks like a Malthinine to me, perhaps even a Malthinus, However yours has shorter ellytra than all the Mathinus on BG...

How about Trypherus?

Hmm.... I wonder if Malthinin
Hmm.... I wonder if Malthinines evolved from Trypherus or a related genus.

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