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Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius) - Afrogethes saevus

Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius) - Afrogethes saevus
0.4 km e. of Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas, USA
May 27, 2018
Det. Joe MacGown, 2018

coll'ed at UV light

spmn in the TAMUIC

Moved from Afrogethes.

Type images
A.canadensis seems to have less serrate protibiae and is of north/western north/western distribution.

Keys out as saevus also here

Moved from Common Pollen Beetle.

Strongly serrate protibiae are genus character of Afrogethes.
It is unclear which of the two native species occurs in Texas - found none of them mentioned - but this may probably be A. saevus (Boraginaceaen hosts)
some info


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