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Halticotoma nicholi Knight - Halticotoma nicholi - male

Halticotoma nicholi Knight - Halticotoma nicholi - Male
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 2, 2017
Size: 2.4 mm
I'm happy to add this species for BugGuide. I'd read that a species of Halticotoma could be found on Nolina sp., so I checked out some Nolina microcarpa in landscaping, and sure enough, there they were! Keyed to H. nicholi using review by Knight (1968).

Female specimen from same collection:

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cool, thanks again!
Moved from Halticotoma.

 
We had a few of these at blacklight
from Pena Blanca Lake. They were attacking the blister beetles and hanging off them!