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Hemipteran - Craspedolepta

Hemipteran - Craspedolepta
Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
June 5, 2015
Great news! This guy was on the last microscope slide last night so I still have him! This picture isn't great but I'll get better ones tonight when there isn't light interference. How do I get quality pictures of the genitalia? (If this is a male, which I'm guessing it is given what you said.)

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Hemipteran - Craspedolepta Hemipteran - Craspedolepta

Moved
Moved from Psylloidea.

Female, actually
Just wishful thinking on my part on the off chance you found another one that happened to be male. From this pic, still feels like Craspedolepta to me, based on the apparent lack of genal cones or a prominent elongate clypeus, though that may be an artifact of the angle (both of these structures would be originating from near the underside of the head if they existed). Do you think it would be possible to get a pic of the hind tibia as well? (specifically, the apical spines on the hind tibia)

The bad news of course is that there are over 40+ spp. in the genus and I don't know for certain if they can be told apart from females. Even the males are tricky. Regardless, I don't suppose you'd be interested in sending me the specimen?

 
I could do that.
It would make things easier for me. I'll email you.

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