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Peltodytes muticus ? - Peltodytes

Peltodytes muticus ? - Peltodytes
Blue Lick Battlefield State Park, Robertson County, Kentucky, USA
May 25, 2018
This beetle is not widely reported - can anyone confirm Peltodytes muticus ? Attracted to light.

Peltodytes lengi/duodecimpunctatus
P. muticus has entirely dark hind femora and the black blotches at the center of the elytra close to the suture are coalescent, making a single large blotch. You need a ventral view to separate lengi & duodecimpunctatus, and even then it can be dicey (they may be synonymous).

thanks for clarification
I am just amazed that one of its kind crawled up onto the moth sheet, the creek is somewhat distant from the campsite.

Moved from ID Request.

Peltodytes sp.
genus is sound

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