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Microtomus purcis? - Microtomus purcis

Microtomus purcis? - Microtomus purcis
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
July 4, 2017
Metafemora are red -> probably Microtomus purcis.

Moved from ID Request.

common in the area... and at my porch lights

Microtomus purcis
Thank you.
So far I have never seen Microtomus luctuosus in Austin.
Cheers -


i see them every night
they usually hang out high up the wall, close to the bottom plank of the 2nd floor siding -- they hide under it during the day, it seems (along with the geckos, the triatomines, and a number of larger beetle spp)
more adventurous ones can be found within unaided reach, though --even on the porch floor

they are also regularly encountered under peeling bark of dead trees

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