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coleoptera - Actenodes

coleoptera - Actenodes
two rivers magnet school, hartford County, Connecticut, USA
June 4, 2016

Moved from Actenodes acornis.

Moved, Actenodes acornis

This is
Actenodes acornis, A. simi is similar but doesn't occur in Connecticut

Even though it has not been recorded, most certainly A. simi occurs in CT, as it has been recorded from MA, NH, etc. Much of the time, distribution is simply not a valid "character" to distinguish species. The distinguishing character in this case is the nature of the antennae. Most of the time, and it is true here, images do not clearly suffice to distinguish A. simi from A. acornis.

Moved for expert review to Buprestidae
Moved from ID Request.

Jewel beetle, Family Buprestidae

how about Phaenops?

Melanophila acuminata?

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