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Carabid.. - Discoderus

Carabid.. - Discoderus
3.5 miles S. Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 9, 2016
Size: ~ 8.5 mm
Came to U/V lights at night. This Carabid has a dark greenish sheen to its thorax. Confirmation/correction, and further placement would be appreciated.

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Please send Discoderus & Selenophorus specimens
to Peter W. Messer for accurate species determination and get credit as a contributor to anticipated taxonomic revisions. Thank you Gary.

I only have this one particular specimen at the moment, and I've pinned it with a minuten and mounted it. Would the specimen be returned back to me once you have ID it etc.? Couldn't find an email for you, so maybe you could email me at

I will return caraboid specimens
after identification if you requested that. For that arrrangement, it would be more productive if you waited to send a bunch of caraboid specimens for species identification. See my BugGuide profile for recommended mailing procedure and fast track to my articles at ResearchGate to get mailing address. Thanks.

Moved from Ground Beetles.

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