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Seedcorn Beetle? - Stenolophus comma

Seedcorn Beetle? - Stenolophus comma
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
May 7, 2016
Attracted to UV and mercury vapor lights at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. That night, thousands of midges covered the sheet. This poor beetle didn't survive the trip back home before I could take these shots. I am glad to have submitted the first BG entry of this species from Texas.

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Seedcorn Beetle? - Stenolophus comma Seedcorn Beetle? - Stenolophus comma

Moved
Moved from Seedcorn Beetles.

Moved
Moved from Ground Beetles. either lecontei or comma

 
Thank you Brad!
This is great! I was struggling between S. lecontei and S. comma. Finally, I favored S. lecontei purely based on comparison of images.

 
Stenoplophus comma
in my opinion as the dorsal habitus image reveals two important clues that distinguish it from S. lecontei: (1) scutellar striae long; (2) pronotal hind angles well rounded.

 
Excellent!
Thank you Peter! I appreciate your explanation and help.

 
... and I appreciate that you
didn't jump on my typo "Stenoplophus". "P" is way too close to "O" and "L" on my keyboard so it was an accident waiting!

 
For some reason
I consistently misspell Stenolophus on my first try. It must be a tongue twister for my fingers...

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