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Stenolophus comma? - Stenolophus

Stenolophus comma? - Stenolophus
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 27, 2020
Size: 7.1mm
Confirmation would be appreciated!

Stenolopus comma singleton in your batch
was examined by me. Owen, while your posted image here is indeed S. comma, its coloration and pronotal punctuation does not quite match the details of the physical specimen that I received. Is it safe to assign BugGuide 1805634 to the data label and just assume that photographic trickery is responsible for the apparent differences? It is also possible that postmortem color changes occurred. In your May 18th gmail to me you connected my remaining determinations with BugGuide numbers except for specimens "Stenolophus comma" and "Stenolophus ochropezus". You did not recall sending me (nor posting) the one "Elaphropus anceps" in the first batch. Therefore, the best date that I can produce on the data label for S. ochropezus and E. anceps is "ca. Mar-Apr 2020". Your input? It will get easier of course when you add at least the penciled BugGuide number (best also with date) with each specimen in the next batch. I will assume always "Toronto, Ontario" unless you state otherwise. In the future you might wish to provide BugGuide with deeper locality information - like the name of a park or nature area, microhabitat information, etc.

I don't know which S. comma or S. ochropezus I sent you, because I've found quite a lot of both of them here. Are you alright with having them without Bugguide numbers in your collection? Thankfully two abundant species. You're safe with March 2020, though. Everything I sent you except for the Agonum harrisii was found at Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto, ON. The A. harrissii was from Kingston, Frontenac, ON.

Before I send the next batch I will upload ALL of them to bugguide prior to sending and include the numbers and dates to make it easier for you! :)

Thanks for the extra information.
Specimens with just basic collection data are valuable to me with or without BugGuide numbers! :)

Moved from Seedcorn Beetles.

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