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Throscid - Trixagus mendax - female

Throscid - Trixagus mendax - Female
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
September 2, 2013
Size: ~ 2.75mm
Extracted from arial trap, Throscid but not sure beyond that help appreciated...

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The fourth image confirmed Trixagus. Of the species in your area, this is the most common with complete prosternal striae. T. chevrolati has been recorded in the vicinity but that species seems a lot less common in the PNW.
The specimen is a female, so the characters of the elytral setae that help ID the males are not present, unfortunately.

Moved from False Metallic Wood-boring Beetles.

Thank you Blaine..
Another new species for BugGuide, I'm stoked....

can't appreciate metasternal groove
Try and reposition the left, middle leg for starters, and re-shoot the venter. Thanks.

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