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click beetle 2 - Hemicrepidius hemipodus

click beetle 2 - Hemicrepidius hemipodus
Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
July 14, 2018

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Moved tentatively to Hemicrepidius hemipodus
in the future, lateral shots for beetles, especially clickers, are rarely helpful. Please submit dorsal shots, thanks.

Moved from ID Request.

 
clarification on species
I have checked Dr. Evans "Beetles of Eastern North America", which lists only 1 species of Hemicrepidius (Hemicrepidius nemnonius (Herbst)). Is Hemicrepidius hemipodus synonymous with that designation (and Herbst preceded)?
Thanks for your help.

 
no they are two separate species
please note, Evans' book is essentially a field guide, not a taxonomic monograph. It does not include all possible options. Insect field guides are never complete (well, some of the butterflies ones are) and should not necessarily be used for definitive identifications.

The genus Hemicrepidius is currently under revision, but these two will never be combined.

Also, with regards to your comment below: Your follow-up images confirm my ID. You must also understand, if you want BG folks to identify the insects in your images, you should show the most diagnostically-helpful angles. With beetles, this is almost always the dorsal view. Thanks.

 
lateral shots
Understood. may need to revise "in situ" policy. Adding 2 more angles, but not sure if they will be helpful either.