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Pechalius pilosus

Pechalius pilosus
Boca Chica, Cameron County, Texas, USA
August 29, 1972
Size: 11 mm
A new BG page?
August, 1972 (no specific date on label)
Determined by T.J. Spilman
This specimen is part of the National Museum of Natural History collection

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not yet recorded in the US...

If it doesn't occur in the U.S. and hasn't occurred here in the past, then, other possible scenarios include:

1. Spillman confused this specimen with another collected in Boca Chica, Texas.
2. The label was swapped from a US specimen by accident or on purpose later on.
3. The beetle was misidentified.
4. This lonely specimen hitchhiked north of the southern border and no other has followed on its footsteps.

The obvious question: should this series be frassed?

not at all...
any chance you can have it examined by Jason? or some other teneb guy -- of which there are plenty in Arizona :]

I agree with the ID as it stands
I reviewed the key and figures in Triplehorn (1974)(1), and this specimen came out pretty straightforwardly as Pechalius pilosus (Champion).

awesome -- thanks a lot, colleagues
so it's a country record, then

I'll do that
I just emailed the authors of that paper hoping they, or at least one of them, will share their thoughts with us soon.

Moved from Pechalius.

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