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small punctate weevil - Notiodes ovalis

small punctate weevil - Notiodes ovalis
Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 1, 2007
Size: 1.9mm
Looking at a dorsal view, it looks like a mite walking around.

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small punctate weevil - Notiodes ovalis small punctate weevil - Notiodes ovalis

Moved from Notiodes.

Moved from Erirhininae.

Tom, let's make the Notiodes page...
...and get it over with. I'm confident enough.

now i'm starting to suspect Notiodes
...with LeConte's telling names like cribricollis, robustus, punctatus -- all 1876 as Endalus -- fitting this teddy bear
[not one frikking picture available yet in MCZ Type Database]

Under my other picture,
Don Chandler's comment says it might be a Notiodes, but the keys aren't much help, even with specimen in hand. You're probably right, but for now, I think I'll leave it in the subfamily page.

i'm such an idiot -- never saw these comments...
but i used the very AmBeetle key Don's referring to... (I just bought the 2-vol set, never used it before). There was no subfam. problem to me, though, since it was pretty clear this beast doesn't fit any other subfam while having these peculiar tarsi. And i'm now more confident than ever that we're on the right path with this little guy

short last tarsal joint... telling... Tanysphyrus have a similar condition. why am i so senile...


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