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Acanthocephala alata, new to US? - Acanthocephala alata

Acanthocephala alata, new to US? - Acanthocephala alata
Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
December 5, 2017
From the iNaturalist observation here:

Identified as Acanthocephala alata by Wongun Kim. Explanation: The position of the large dark spot (center of the pronotum) and the dark first to third antennal segments distinguish A. alata from A. declivis.

Moved from ID Request.

Great addition! Thanks for sharing!

EDIT: Given the characteristics noted, it seems we already had a number of these on the A. declivis pages.

Species page not on bugguide
Genus with 4 US species:

Perhaps this would be a 5th?

Many thanks to WonGun Kim for explanation of ID.

A new Acanthocephala sp.!
Exciting! I don't think I've seen one of these yet. I'll have to be on the look-out!

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