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Epicauta temexa ? - Epicauta occidentalis

Epicauta temexa ? - Epicauta occidentalis
Schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Is this ID correct?

Moved tentatively based on the following Dr Pinto's comment:
"Epicauta temexa and E. occidentalis are sympatric in this part of Texas. Based on what I see I would say this is likely to be occidentalis. In temexa the middle vitta is closer to the outer vitta; in occidentalis it usually lies midway between the outer and inner vittae as it appears in this photo. Antennal structure, particularly in the male, is important for separation."

Moved from Epicauta.

 
Thank you
For persevering until you got an answer. Interesting that there are two of them in Texas that are SO close. I didn't look far enough because there are more clear pictures of the E. occidentalis.

good call... we'll see
Moved from Beetles.

 
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Welcome back from your well deserved vacation. I have been missing your comments.

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