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Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female

Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - Female
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
August 3, 2007
Previously thought the sp. was Trielis octomaculata but I found an image of head showing "ridge" between antennae like that of Crioscolia, not seen in other images

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Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female Crioscolia flammicoma ? - Colpa octomaculata - female

Trielis octomaculata
I just examined quite a few females and males from the Texas panhandle of this species. It appears that both Trielis and Crioscolia have this platform/ridge, but it is much more elevated in Crioscolia than in Trielis. In Trielis, only the outline of it is visible, and it is only slightly elevated. Crioscolia doesn't occur in Texas either, only as far East to New Mexico.

Moved from Crioscolia flammicoma.

I agree, Crioscolia flammicoma
The ridge between the antennae and coloration make this C. flammicoma.

Moved from Trielis.

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