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Ropronia? - Ropronia garmani

Ropronia? - Ropronia garmani
Brookside Gardens, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
June 4, 2015
Going out on a limb but if there still is only 1 genus of Roproniidae in North America and the key in this paper by Townes (1) still holds, this appears to be Ropronia garmani: Roproniidae on the basis of the shape of the 1st discoid cell and the shape of the abdomen (info from BugGuide family page), Ropronia garmani on the basis of the “Nervulus meeting medial vein beyond basal vein” and the lack of a spot on the forewing (1). I didn’t take a head-on photo so I can’t tell how coarsely punctate or not the frons is.

Found this one pining for the fjords on this slab of concrete, took a few photos and walked off without the specimen, resulting in a serious face-palm when I later realized what it might be. I’d appreciate it if someone would either confirm this ID or tell me I’m delusional. TIA

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R. garmani…
You have this right. There are only three NA species, so the choices can really only be narrowed down to R. garmani or R. pediculata, based on Townes' description. Your images match with the former. The suggestion is that these two species are eastern, and that R. californica is western in distribution. Nice work.

See reference here.

 
Thanks
I'm still shaking my head in surprise over this one. Looking at the other photos still at the family level suggests that they might also be R. garmani based on the wing venation but I'm not the one to move them to species.

 
Duly updated...
The imagers can move them, if they so desire.

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