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Sminthurinus bimaculatus ? - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus

Sminthurinus bimaculatus ? - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Repentigny, Lanaudière County, Quebec, Canada
May 17, 2007
Found on rotten wood, in the garden.

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Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus f. bimaculatus
This is an interesting specimen. The nearctic species Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus, as the name suggests, has normally 4 white spots on its abdomen. But there exists a rare colour form in which the 2 anterior spots are lacking. This colour form is then called forma bimaculatus.

Confusing is that there is another but palearctic (European) species with only 2 spots: Sminthurinus bimaculatus.

Note in this excellent picture that the socalled spots are in fact convex cuticular elevations: check out the white elevation at the right side of the abdomen.

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