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Photo#1462266
Halticotoma andrei - female

Halticotoma andrei - Female
Patagonia Lake Rd, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 21, 2017
Size: 2.8 mm to tip of abdomen
Coordinates: 31.4773, -110.8555
Coll. and det. as Halticotoma andrei Knight by J. T. Botz.

These were on sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri). The best ways I've found to catch these is by beating the plant, or by pinching the leaf between fingers to deny the insect an escape route deeper into the toothy foliage, and then nudging it into a vial.

For females, a useful character to separate H. andrei from H. valida is the length of the second antennomere. It's longer than the distance between eyes in the former, and shorter than the distance between eyes in the latter. The antennae are foreshortened in this photo (making this comparison not work), but they are shown in their full length in the second photo (closeup of head and pronotum).

Host plant should also be helpful; this species seems to be primarily associated with sotol.

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