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Scymninae

Scymninae
East Turkey Creek, Chiricahuas, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 21, 2017
Found by Katja Schulz on the underside of a log mostly submerged in water(!). Sadly I wasn't close enough to see it.

Keys to subfamily Scymninae, but not having the specimen makes it hard to progress. The differing hair layers on the main body of the elytra forming an apparent "band" marking is a trait of interest that occurs in Cryptolaemus and Rhyzobius (Coccidulinae). The projecting hairs around the elytral margin are also intriguing.

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Nephus?
Is Katja still in AZ? When I was an undergrad at Univ of AZ in the early 1990s, I worked under David Maddison in the insect museum and Katja was managing the (sadly, now defunct) Tree of Life Web Project.

 
Nephus
Ya, I was just looking at this one:


Katja is in DC these days. Haven't heard about that project for a while, a shame it became defunct.

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