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Melanotus  - Melanotus depressus - male

Melanotus - Melanotus depressus - Male
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
May 9, 2007
Size: 7.5 mm

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Melanotus  - Melanotus depressus - male Melanotus  - Melanotus depressus - male

Moved
Moved from Melanotus morosus.

Thanks! Sorry about that temporary brain-fart! :)

Moved
Moved from Melanotus testaceus.

Darker than most morosus I have seen, but the genitilia are more like morosus than depressus and the mandibular pit is larger and rounder.

 
thks
for the correction!

 
hey Brad...
I may have goofed on this one. I am IDing a batch also from Hancock Co. that are all clearly depressus. I think I got the characters right, just 'picked' the wrong one. Since I have already sent the specimen back, can you please image the genitilia on this one, preferably straight on dorsal or ventral shot? I need to see the shape of the parameres. Thanks.

Mel. morosus and depressus are different from others but similiar to each other. Characters (outside of genitilia) are size of pronotal punctures, size of mandibular pit and a couple other fluid characters that are not as reliable as the genitilia.

 
sure
Added image. Will get the other up too.

Thanks for posting
I recently collected this guy in FL but haven't gotten around to imaging it yet!! :)

 
I'll be sending it for confirmation
but I think I got it right.

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