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Selenophorus planipennis

Selenophorus planipennis
Big Gypsum Valley, Montrose County, Colorado, USA
June 6, 2013
Pit trapped in upper riparian habitat
Duplicate specimen determined by Peter Messer

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Selenophorus planipennis Selenophorus planipennis

Exposed phallus confirms Selenophorus planipennis.
Derek's image nicely shows the phallic apex characteristically blunt with thick lip. The apices are much thinner in the sibling species S. pedicularius and S. aeneopiceus. Aedeagus details for all the Nearctic Selenophorus are forthcomimg in a taxonomic review of the genus. The paper was submitted coincidentally this week. Thank you Derek for providing Selenophorus material in the past. You and many other enthusiastic field collectors are credited in the paper.

 
Thank you Peter!
Excited to see the new paper. I am currently working on more samples to send your way and photographing more of the other species you've already identified.

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