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Telomerina orpha - Telomerina - male

Telomerina orpha - Telomerina - Male
Galena, Casper Bluffs, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
June 1, 2017
Two species of Telomerina have been collected from pitfall traps baited with chicken liver. On the left is T. flavipes, which has noticeably small lobes on the fifth sternite of males. On the right is T. orpha, which has these much broader. There are several other species with similarly broad lobes (the Palearctic T. eburnea and T. paraflavipes, T. cana of the Southern US), these can be separated out by the shape of the surstylus, which in T. orpha has an anterobasal lobe with several bristles (not visible here). Females of this species are listed as unknown in Marshall & Rohacek 1984, but I've collected two which may be of this species.

T. orpha has previously been collected from Champaign Co., Illinois, as well as Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ontario and the Dominican Republic. T. flavipes is listed as Cosmopolitan.

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