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Scaphinotus liebecki

Scaphinotus liebecki
Lost Maples SNA, Bandera County, Texas, USA
January 11, 2020
Size: 12.25mm incl. mandibles
Underneath a limestone rock near a dried stream bed, in juniper woodland typical of the region. ID confirmed by Peter Messer by email.
iNat obervation here.

Scaphinotus liebecki
Steven, your S. liebecki might be the westernmost record. This beautiful studio photo could easily serve as future BugGuide's designated "alphatype" (= prototype = prime exemplar) for this species. An illustrated description for this species is given by Gidaspow 1973: p80; available as a pdf freely downloaded here:

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