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Robber - Eudioctria nitida

Robber - Eudioctria nitida
Burnaby, Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada
June 2, 2008
Size: 11mm

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I believe this is Eudioctria nitida
on the basis of it having all black femora, and orange tibiae. The similar Eudioctria sackeni is described as having the fore and mid femora black dorsally, orange ventrally, and the tibiae orange, in one color form; and in the other, with black femora orange at the tip, and black tibiae orange at the base.

Moved from Echthodopa pubera.

In fact I think I have been fooled
by the similarities between closely related Eudioctria and Echthodopa. I am studying the two genera now while I try to work out where these images belong. I believe this is actually Eudioctria nitida.

Moved from Echthodopa.

Moved from Eudioctria.

I believe this is Echthodopa pubera.
The marks are: the bright orange tibiae, and, on this male, the silvery color at the base of the wings. I have not seen this species, but it is nearly identical to the Echthodopa formosa that I find here in eastern Arkansas.

Like another Eudioctria. I have been burned before on these and supposedly BC only has two species. Compare with the sackeni shots (which again, does not look right). I have never seen nitida, your other species. Yours looks closer to the eastern tibialis, which should not be up in BC.

I guess I will just put it on the genus page...Perhaps I can get over to Victoria and look at some specimens.

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