Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA June 5, 2011 Size: 4.8 mm
Collected at UV light. (4 females, 2 males)
I've been struggling a bit with this one. It seems to be a Tominotus, with its submarginal row of punctures and pegs along the jugum (seen best in the 2nd photo). It doesn't match the description of T. communis, the only species listed for Florida. Running it through Froeschner's key, I end up at T. unisetosus (TX south into Cent. America; has the single setigerous puncture on costa) but male specimens lack having the "genital capsule distinctly V-emarginate". And nowhere do I see a mention of distinct dark spots on the wing membrane, which are present in all specimens.
Maybe I'm overlooking something and looking at the wrong genus?
Contributed by Brad Barnd on 15 January, 2012 - 9:26pm Last updated 17 January, 2012 - 8:26pm
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