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Buprestidae - Acmaeodera? - Acmaeodera neglecta

Buprestidae - Acmaeodera? - Acmaeodera neglecta
Bastrop State Park, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
April 6, 2008
Size: ~4 mm


In light of further thinking, comparison with other photos and with specimens, and discussion with Ted MacRae, I have decided that this image is best placed under A. neglecta, and will move it accordingly. Without seeing actual specimens, preferrably series of them, identifications in this group can easily be suspect.

Thanks Dr. Westcott!
Its nice to get this down to species, even if it isn't 100% positive.



Acmaeodera neglecta...
...similar to A. tubulus, but the elytra are less shiny and more strongly punctate. The joining of the basal elytral yellow spots into "C"-shaped markings occurs commonly in this species but rarely in A. tubulus.

for the ID and the detailed explanation.

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