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Harpalina? - Abaris splendidula

Harpalina? - Abaris splendidula
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
January 27, 2018
Size: 5.5 mm
Found under leaf litter
Coordinates: 31.335458, -110.937974

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Abaris splendidula
Great images as always!
Moved from Ground Beetles.

 
Yes, definitely Abaris spendidula
now that I checked images against the one female I have that is also from Arizona. Great call by Curt. Looking forward to add a male. This unusual pterostichine certainly looks more like a harpaline from a distance.

 
Thank you Curt!
It's great to have a name for this shiny carabid.

An extremely interesting harpaline
which is not in my synoptic set nor do I immediately recognize this species despite my heavy involvement with Tribe Harpalini. I sure wish a name were attached to your set of fine images. I would be thrilled to receive this specimen (female I think) for physical examination and possible addition to my North American set.

 
I kept it
and plan to take additional focus-stacked images soon. It will go to the box for the ground beetles to be shipped to you later on.

 
Thanks for new hi res images.
The relatively small body size and the very large "bug" eyes should help narrow species names. The dorsal m/s mesh is quite apparent. Despite the protarsi being relatively narrow, they are biseriately squammulose beneath suggesting a male. That would be great in case dissection would be needed for species confirmation.

 
My pleasure
Your beetle is stored for now.

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