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Ataenius texanus Harold - Ataenius texanus

Ataenius texanus Harold - Ataenius texanus
Pontotoc Ridge Preserve | The Nature Conservancy, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
May 30, 2016
Det. V. Belov, 2019

at UV light nr. preserve HQ

spmn sent to TAMUIC

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Ataenius texanus Harold - Ataenius texanus Ataenius texanus Harold - Ataenius texanus

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pretty sure it's this one
both punctifrons and texanus are very common at my porch lights, but in the latter the heat punctures are all but obliterated; i think Stebnicka has synonymized punctifrons under texanus, probably erroneously; both are on the Lick Ck Park list, as they should be

Moved from Ataenius texanus.

 
No publication reverses Stebnicka's synonymy
If you actually look at hundreds of specimens of this group from across the country such differences disappear completely. Please do not ignore synonymies by experts like Stebnicka who have spent untold hours examining many, many more specimens than amateurs have.

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