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Photo#1762719
Beetle, dorsal - Caenocara

Beetle, dorsal - Caenocara
Gila National Forest, Catron County, New Mexico, USA
August 16, 2019
Size: 2.6 mm Body Length
This subject came to a mercury vapor lamp set-up at 33°22'01.3N 108°04'23.4W, 6846 ft elevation, Wall Lake 7.5' quadrangle, about 1.5 miles north of Wall Lake near State Route 61 (Forest Road 150), Gila National Forest, Catron Co., NM. Many other images from this event are posted. I collected representative specimens of most, and can follow up with high resolution images of selected ones if needed.

Followup:

High resolution images showing key and descriptive features from Fall 1905 (1) and Arango and Young 2012 (2) are now posted. I suspect it is Caenocara oculatum or C. inepta, which are hard to distinguish. The first reference is very dated, though, and the second focuses on Wisconsin forms. Any NM variations or undescribed species, therefore, are not represented. For example, the orientation of the ventral head view is chosen to provide a normal perspective of the right maxillary palpomere's terminal segment (a important key feature). It is about 2X longer than wide vs. 1.3X reported for these species. Neither are recorded from NM, but both are found in nearby TX (3).

Images of this individual: tag all
Beetle, dorsal - Caenocara Beetle, dorsal - Caenocara Beetle, ventral - Caenocara Beetle, anterior-lateral - Caenocara Beetle, ventral head - Caenocara Beetle, ventral head - Caenocara

Moved
Moved from Dorcatomini.

See Followup above.

Moved, need to see the eyes to ID further
Moved from Beetles.

 
Thanks
I've flagged this one for high resolution orthogonal imaging.

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