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Rhyssomatus parvulus? - Rhyssomatus

Rhyssomatus parvulus? - Rhyssomatus
Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 10, 2020
Size: 3 mm
It looks similar to Rhyssomatus pruinosus, but much smaller
Coordinates: 31.712605, -110.875002
Elevation: 5,438 ft
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
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let's stop here for the time being
1o, there are more red ones in AZ than we have in the guide; 2o, not all of them can be matched to available names (i.e., some may be undescribed); 3o, in some red ones size variability is insane (say, 2 thru 6 mm); and 4o, the subcostate intervals seem inconsistent w/parvulus -- i've seen a few specimens like this and failed to put a name on them (and ~70 other red ones from AZ)

Moved from Snout and Bark Beetles.

 
That sounds reasonable
I defer to your better judgement. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this creature's possible identity.

 
yeah
I remember routinely collecting at least three red Rhyssos in AZ. I could sort them by their punctation but don't remember much about them.

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