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Aeolus? - Aeolus

Aeolus? - Aeolus
3.5 miles S. Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 9, 2016
Size: ~ 8 mm
Came to U/V lights at night. Believe this clicker is in the Genus Aeolus? Confirmation/correction, and further placement would be appreciated.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moving back to genus level...
the apparently flat scutellum should rule-out A. trilineatus. Perhaps if you sent a pic showing the scutellum laterally better (a quasi-lateral shot) I could confirm.

With regards to going easily on v, he wants me to kick his pygidium... ;-)

Moved from Aeolus trilineatus.

your follow-up images rule-out A. trilineatus
Also, I am not 100% sure, but I do not think trilineatus has been recorded outside of TX (that being said, southern AZ and TX share a good amount of fauna...)

so we're probably looking at a new addition to the guide

Moved tentatively; Blaine will kick my pygidium for this call
Moved from Click Beetles.

Thanks V. and Blaine please be easy on V. you both are special people... Gary

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