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Cilea silphoides? - Tachyporus lecontei

Cilea silphoides? - Tachyporus lecontei
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
Size: 3-4 mm
I previously posted some poor shots of this guy... here's a nice live specimen from my rotting wood collection... if the ID looks good please make a page for it

Moved from Cilea silphoides following Adam´s ID.

Hi everyone, I was browsi
Hi everyone,

I was browsing the guide and realized that both of our examples of Cil*ea are actually Tachyporus :(. Cilea is quite uncommonly collected in North America and all I have seen so far are very old specimens. This specimen shown here is Tachyporus lecontei, a very pretty and similar species. An easy way to tell this and Cil*ea apart is that T. lecontei has hairs all over its elytra and Cil*ea is virtually hairless (I think maybe it has microhairs) and is instead smooth and punctate. Also, for those of you lucky enough to have access to a better scope, Cil*ea has distinct microsculpture on its pronotum (tiny horizontal creases) and Tachyporus lecontei does not.


Moved from Tachyporinae.

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