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Comparison of McCullough Range Timema to Reference Figures: Dorsal - Timema - female

Comparison of McCullough Range Timema to Reference Figures: Dorsal - Timema - Female
McCullough Range, Pine Spring Rd, Clark County, Nevada, USA
May 14, 2017
This collage aligns Martin's dorsal view photo of terminalia for a Nevada Timema specimen with figures for T. coffmani (left) and T. nevadense (right), from the references Vickery & Sandoval(1999) and Vickery(1993), respectively.

The locale where the specimen was collected lies between the known ranges of T. coffmani (in northwestern AZ) and T. nevadense (in southern NV)...though it's much closer to the latter (and not separated from it by the Colorado River...a significant dispersal barrier for small, flightless Timema!).

I don't see a clear overall match in all details between the photo and either of the figures singly. The depth of the apical emargination and straightness of the cerci seem to match better with the figure for T. nevadense. However, the shapes of the outlines of the 10th tergites (apart from the emargination) and the supra-anal plates in the photo seem to match better with coffmani.

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Comparison of McCullough Range Timema to Reference Figures: Dorsal - Timema - female Comparison of McCullough Range Timema to Reference Figures: Ventral - Timema - female Comparison of McCullough Range Timema to Reference Figures: Lateral - Timema - female