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Asilus, mating pair (flushed out of prairie dog burrow) - Machimus formosus - male - female

Asilus, mating pair (flushed out of prairie dog burrow) - Machimus formosus - Male Female
Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
June 2, 2015
Recently, I have seen (and collected) this yellow-legged sp. of Asilus from prairie dog burrows in several localities around Curry/Roosevelt Co., NM. This pair started several inches within such a burrow, and then flew to a plant, where they stayed for several minutes. I'll work on getting something a little less blurry!

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Asilus, mating pair (flushed out of prairie dog burrow) - Machimus formosus - male - female Asilus sp. in prairie dog burrow - Machimus formosus

Moved
Moved from Asilus.

Machimus formosus.
New for Bugguide - great find beetledude63. Machimus formosus and the closely related M. gilvipes both occur in mammal burrows in the western US.

 
Machimus
Thanks Eric...so, what is the distinguishing character(s) between M. gilvipes and M. formosus? So far, we have found burrow-inhabiting specimens in three counties in western NM...

 
Machimus formosus differs fro
Machimus formosus differs from M. gilvipes as follows: formosus with 2 marginal scutellar setae, discal setae of scutellum very short (

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