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Polycesta cyanea - female

Polycesta cyanea - Female
Ash Mountain, Tulare County, California, USA
July 3, 1982
Size: 17 mm
This species is black without blue highlights. Unfortunately When Chamberlin described the species he had two species in the type series. The Holotype male was P. cyanea and the allotype female was P. tularensis. He used the blue hightlights of the female when deciding on a name. Makes the whole thing very confusing.

Moved from Polycesta.

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