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Photo#1327247
Possible Osphya - Osphya

Possible Osphya - Osphya
Laguna Mountains north of town of Mount Laguna, San Diego County, California, USA
June 18, 2016
Came to black light

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Possible Osphya - Osphya Possible Osphya - Osphya

form Darren Pollock:
"I don't have anything resembling the mystery Osphya in my collection (but, I don't have many specimens for the entire genus....). It doesn't match the description of O. essigi Van Dyke, and doesn't match O. lutea either. My best guess is that it might be a Mexican species -- Champion described one or two in the Biologia I think... or maybe something entirely new! Cool critter in any case...."

good call
Moved from Beetles.

 
Wish I could take credit for the ID...
...but it was made by the very knowledgeable Boris B├╝che elsewhere. He mentioned maybe essigi or a dark-winged lutea if that exists? Would be very good to confirm either way for BG.

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