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Saicinae ID request - Pseudosaica florida

Saicinae ID request - Pseudosaica florida
Allen Acres, Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 27, 2019
Should be either Saica, which would be a new genus for the guide, or Pseudosaica. Second antennomere appears to be about half the length of the scape. A pronotal character is also mentioned in the guide, but I'm not sure how to interpret it. Sorry for the awkward angle; I shouldn't have tried to use the MP-E on this one!

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Probably better at Pseudosaica...
I cannot recall having examined S. elkinsi yet, but Blinn's description says it's "uniformly yellowish brown". Moved it based on the similarly to others in the Guide under Pseudosaica. Weirdly, the venation seems intermediate between Saica and Pseudosaica.

Moved from Saica elkinsi.

 
There are two on iNaturalist
from Tennessee and North Carolina, which should make them Saica. Don't know if they would help
7068792 and 8047402

 
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In my two images, I had increased the exposure and the shadows. In case it helps, I've just uploaded the same images, but without the increased shadows.

Thank you and drswanny for the comments and interest.

In the second image
we are getting a ratio closer to one third and this has a dark middorsal region between the spines. Wondering if you don't have Pseudosaica here? Wonder how long the dark middorsal region needs to be. It is certainly more noticeable in the posted Pseudosaica images here on BugGuide.

must be it, nice find -- thanks!
Moved from Assassin Bugs.

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