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- - Agonum thoreyi - male

- - Agonum thoreyi - Male
West Farm, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
July 11, 2015
Size: 7.5 mm
At the lights.

Moved from Agonum gratiosum.

Not my concept of "Agonum gratiosum"
which typically has last six antennomeres distinctly pale, legs rufotestaceous, and elytra with brownish tinge contrasting with darker forebody. Brad, if you're confident of subgenus Europhilus, then uniformly dark coloration appears more like A. thoreyi or rare A. superioris. The latter has distinctly dark legs.

Thanks Peter
In this case, I don't think I was paying enough attention to the alternative. The outer antennomeres are lighter, but not by much. I had thought they would lighten up as the specimen dried, but it still looks the same. It is not A. superioris as the hind tarsi are distinctly furrowed above, so A. thoreyi would therefore be the best choice.

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