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Stenocrepis mexicana - male

Stenocrepis mexicana - Male
Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
June 20, 2005
Size: 10.5 mm
Stenocrepis mexicana (=quatuordecimstriata). Note the black legs.

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Stenocrepis mexicana - male Stenocrepis 02 - Stenocrepis mexicana - male

Stenocrepis mexicana
replaces junior synonym Stenocrepis quatuordecimstriata according to revision of tribe Oodini by Y. Bousquet in The Canadian Entomologist 128: 443-537, 1996. Body length "10.5 mm" does better fit S. mexicana compared to the 8.5-10 mm range cited for externally similar S. duodecimstriata, also in KY area. Brad, I want to look at this image more closely so I can feel comfortable with "S. mexicana" --but after I return to my carabid lab in a few days. I look forward to studying your other excellent & instructive images --some again are completely new to the internet!

Thanks for the heads up on the nomenclatural change. I'll have to look at that revision. Nice that it gets a shorter specific name.

S. mexicana
The shape of the mentum tooth matches S. mexicana.

Off topic, but have you seen Opho*nus punct*iceps in Wisconsin yet?

Ophonus puncticeps
formerly "Harpalus puncticeps", is an introduced species that has successfully spread from east coast and only recently was first reported here in WI. Even a decade ago I spotted many individuals in my suburban backyard field feeding inside seed cups of Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) during late summers.

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