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Tetraopes, but which one? - Tetraopes femoratus

Tetraopes, but which one? - Tetraopes femoratus
Baylor County, Texas, USA
June 6, 2017
This is one of the males in this photo.

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Tetraopes, but which one? - Tetraopes femoratus Tetraopes, but which one? - Tetraopes femoratus

Moved tentatively
Moved from Beetles.

With the sharply defined callous, annulated antennae, and red femurs, I believe this is where it belongs.

I hesitated with black antennal bases instead of red, but there appears to be variation.

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question
How do we explain the blunt antennal tips? T. femoratus has very clearly flattened antennal tips. There's variation in the callous, but this one isn't what I'd say strongly defined--rather, along the lines of what's seen in T. mandibularis (which also has blunt antennal tips, black bases of antennae, and red femurs like this specimen). There were three all together [image], and here's the other male [image].

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

There is
A pretty good webpage of Texas Cerambycids that may help...from there it looks like T thermophilus to me...

 
out of range
T. thermophilus is out of range and lacks annulate antennae.

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