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Photo#163733
Trogossitidae - Airora aequalis

Trogossitidae - Airora aequalis
Prather, Fresno County, California, USA
January 9, 1983
Size: ca. 5 mm.
Found under loose bark on dead Pinus sabiniana.

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Moved
Moved from Euschaefferia.

Airora aequalis Reitter
Michael Thomas det.

Moved

Suggestion
Looks much like Corticotomus, but I am not familiar with CA fauna. Not sure about your other two species.

 
That's what I thought too whe
That's what I thought too when looking through the guide, but I'm hoping someone will confirm that.

 
If the pronotal width is grea
If the pronotal width is greater than the head, it is probably Airora (unless there are Temnoscheila or Tenebroides with this body shape). If it is subequal to the head, other possibilites: separated by whether vertex of head has a median groove (Cylidrella or Nemosoma) or without median groove (Corticotomus or Euschaefferia).

 
vote for Euschaefferia
based on what i've learned reviewing Corticotomus spp in MCZ Type Database

 
I took some more head shots o
I took some more head shots of these little guys. The head is slightly narrower than the pronotum, and the vertex is does not have a median groove.

However, the species that was drawn to the fallen Giant Sequoia limbs has a subequal head/pronotum and the median groove on the vertex.

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