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Corticariinae? - Melanophthalma

Corticariinae? - Melanophthalma
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
July 3, 2015
Size: ~ 2 mm
Extracted from Lindgren funnel trap. Believe it's a Corticariinae of sorts? Confirmation/correction, further placement would be appreciated.

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i wonder if the angulate pronotal sides will add up to an id

Melanophthalma (M.) sp.
... is likely as far as this will go without dissection of a male. There are still many undescribed species in the group and they appear very similar based on external characters. The tarsomeres separate it from Cortinicara (1st not elongate, not extended to cover ventral side of the second in M.). Cheers!

edit note above
in regards to the tarsomeres- Cortinicara has the 2nd shorter than the 1st (not elongate... that's true of Corticarina!). Still confident in the ID.

thanks, Charlene
check out a new addition to the guide

Thank you V...
I was wondering that too, the pronotal sides kind of reminded me of:

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