Minyomerus sp. - Minyomerus laticeps
Brewster County, Texas, USA
October 29, 1999
Size: 4.2 mm
Slight problem with ID. This keys (in American Beetles) to Piscatopas griseus which is separated from Minyomerus by a small tooth projecting over the antennal scrobe near the eye (not seen in these images). However, the paper by Sleeper (Ohio J Sci 60(2):83,1960) compares Minyomerus laticeps with P. griseus in detail. This is clearly very much like M. laticeps except for the small tooth which it should not have. P. griseus has a different shape head, thorax, and separated procoxae- all wrong for this specimen. Anderson says these two genera need some work. So I call this Minyomerus sp (probably laticeps) until someone straightens it out.
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