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Pterostichus acutipes kentuckensis  - Pterostichus acutipes

Pterostichus acutipes kentuckensis - Pterostichus acutipes
Lee County, Virginia, USA
September 3, 1972
Size: 16mm
Specimen from Virginia Museum of Natural History collection.
Collected and det. by: Richard L Hoffman
Label reads: "VA Lee Co. 1 mi W of Olinger / 3 Sept 1972 RL Hoffman"

This is the only subspecies of acutipes recognized to occur in Virginia, where it has been recorded only from the far southwest reaches of the state. Also recorded from "central Kentucky"(1).
Most obviously differs from similar P. rostrat*us in having the metatrochanter greatly elongated and usually acuminate at tip.(2)

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I saw the date was blank so I put the label date in the form assuming it was a collection date. OK?

 
Makes sense, I just wasn't po
Makes sense, I just wasn't positive if that was the way to go with old pinned specimens. The label date is referring to collection, as far as I know.

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