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Gyascutus caelata - Gyascutus caelatus

Gyascutus caelata - Gyascutus caelatus
French Joe Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 1, 2007
I'm not sure of the current status of the genus name Gyascutus. This may be more properly Hippomelas caelata.

Eric is right...
Gyascutus used to be considered a subgenus of Hippomelas but is now given full genus ranking, with G. caelatus in the subgenus Stictocera and the remaining species in Gyascutus (s. str.). And if that isn't enough taxonomic doubletalk, the remaining species of "Hippomelas" (s. lat.) have been split among three genera - Hippomelas, Prasinalia, and Barrellus.

Gyascutus is correct.
Geez, I am so envious:-) I missed a chance at one of these last year and haven't seen one since. Where and when (plant-wise, elevation, time of day, etc) are you finding them?

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