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cixid

cixid
North Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
June 12, 2018
Size: ~5.5mm to wingtips
Keys out to Haplaxius using the Bartlett, O’Brien, and Wilson cixid key (1) and I think it’s H. pictifrons. Proving that has turned out to be another story.

The Kramer key (2) to Myndus (= Haplaxius) depends on male genitalia so I tried Ball’s 1933 key (3) where it keys to an H. pictifrons group that Ball states may also include 6 other species. Two of these species are still valid and should be found in this area (based on this University of Delaware web page): (H. radicis, which can be ruled out because it has one black band on the face and H. truncatus which I can’t rule out because I can’t find anything about it other than the guide's one lateral photo.

I’d appreciate some help with this one. TIA

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