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Elonus basalis - Elonus gruberi

Elonus basalis - Elonus gruberi
Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 11, 2017

Moved
Moved from Elonus basalis.

 
Thanks for the correction
I thought I was on solid ground based on earlier IDs:



But I should've known better than to make unwarranted assumptions. :)

 
The differences are not obvio
The differences are not obvious at first sight. I have a paper in press, to appear this year, where I revise the North American Elonus species, and describe E. gruberi as a new species.
On your photo, the separate orange elytral patches are a giveaway. There are additional characters, more difficult to see here.

 
A new species...
That makes me feel better—especially when I see that mine is not the only image being moved. :)

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