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Euderces sp? - Cyrtophorus verrucosus

Euderces sp? - Cyrtophorus verrucosus
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
May 12, 2005
Size: ~6 mm
Found in a wooded area under leaf litter, I thought it to be a ant at first. Am I in the right genus?

possibly Cyrtophorus
From what I have seen, and according to Yanega's NE cerambycids (1996) Euderces is generally smaller and does not have the very posterior stripe that is showing up in your specimen. The other elytral stripes shown in your picture are also more oblique than transverse. If it has strongly pronounced knobs at the base of the elytra, which is hard to tell in the pic, Id call it Cyrtophorus verrucosus.

Thanks Guy,
For the ID info, I'll move it to C. verrucosus until we hear otherwise:)

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