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? Draeculacephala antica ? Draeculacephala zeae ? - Draeculacephala

? Draeculacephala antica ? Draeculacephala zeae ? - Draeculacephala
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
July 16, 2011
Is there a way to tell the difference between Draeculacephala antica and Draeculacephala zeae without a ventral view? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

Easy to tell those two apart - the head of D. zeae is only a quarter as long as the wings, but in D. antica it's about a third as long, because the head is longer and the wings are shorter. The problem lies in telling D. zeae from D. constricta and D. mollipes, both of which have pale venters instead of black ones.

I really appreciate your explaining the difference to me. If I understand correctly, this one is D. antica?

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