Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


Another male of Aulicus antennatus? - Aulicus antennatus - male

Another male of Aulicus antennatus? - Aulicus antennatus - Male
Along road to Black Canyon, Inyo County, California, USA
May 25, 2019
Size: Body Length about 7 mm
Posting one more image here, this one of a different individual found 4 hours earlier (on the way out to vs. the way back from Black Cyn ;-).

Though not tack-sharp, it does show the long, white, wispy hairs well, and (via the specular highlights) gives a sense of the subtle "blue" tinge that can be associated with the black here (i.e. structural color rather than true pigment, and thus dependent on lighting & angle of view). Again there appears to be a gradual widening of the antennal segments from the proximal ones to the distal 3 comprising the "club"...and all the remarks accompanying the companion post below apply here as well:


Unfortunately, again there's not enough resolution to discern whether "the inner claw of the front tarsi toothed" stated in couplet 8) of Schaeffer's key. [That's what happens when Alice & Joyce aren't there to get stellar shots ;-]

Moved to Aulicus antennatus
Moved from Aulicus. See comments under the companion post.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.