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Photo#134615
meathook alleculine - Androchirus erythropus - male

meathook alleculine - Androchirus erythropus - Male
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
July 27, 2007
Size: about 9 mm
This alleculine darkling beetle with enormous protarsi came to my MV lights on a warm, humid night.

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Androchirus
The pointy hind angles makes me think this is an Androchirus

 
Yes, that's what I thought it was at first.
Then I noticed those humongous protarsi and didn't know what to think. No other alleculines in bugguide have big front tarsi. I wonder what purpose they serve?

Do you know of anyone who speializes in this subfamily that we could ask to have a look?

 
It just
means it is a male. The females have normal protibiae and protarsi.

 
Androchirus erythropus, male
Thanks, Don, for ID given elsewhere.

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