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Mecinini? - Rhinusa asellus

Mecinini? - Rhinusa asellus
Albany County, New York, USA
May 26, 2017
Size: 5.3mm to base of rostrum
Not sure on this one. At first I though it could be Rhinusa, but I'm not convinced. Rostrum seems too long. Let me know if you need any closeups of particular features.

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Mecinini? - Rhinusa asellus Mecinini? - Rhinusa asellus

Moved
Moved from Mecinini.

weird indeed...

 
I contacted Roberto Caldara
Here is his reply...
“The specimen in your photo should be a female of Rhinusa asellus (see attachment), which is not reported as imported in USA by O'Brien & Wibmer. I am not imformed on possible more recent reports.Its alien presence in USA would not be strange, since the closely related species R. tetra is well known in North America. In Italy the two species can co-live on the same Verbascum.”

So.... new adventive, I suppose. I will be getting the specimen back to take more, better pics and maybe send it to Dr. Caldara for a firm confirmation.

 
Update
Specimens were sent to Systematic Entomology Lab in DC. Confirmed as R. asellus.

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