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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
Moved from ID Request.

Peltodytes sp.
genus is sound

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