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Vanonus balteatus? - Aderus tantillus

Vanonus balteatus? - Aderus tantillus
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 25, 2020

Moved from Aderus populneus.

Aderus tantillus (Champion)
looks like to me. I have some from Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary.

I had considered this species
I had considered this species, but Austin seems too far north.

I agree Don! I assigned it to
I agree Don! I assigned it to A. populneus too quickly!

Thanks for the ID. The only k
Thanks for the ID. The only key I've found excludes this species, yet has a brief description of it, which seems to match.

Here's another one that seems similar, but doesn't have the dark band on the elytra, so I'm thinking it's saginatus also not in the key but listed briefly here:

if I
remember I will check my collection at school. I have some saginatus from Arizona identified by Floyd Werner years ago. In checking Werner's paper I see he mentions saginatus from Texas.


"Head pale, brownish in the d
"Head pale, brownish in the darkest individuals. Elytra of stronglymarked individuals with pale brown pubescence in aW-shaped marking behind omoplates, in a broad postmedian band, and at apex, these markings inconspicuous at best" from Revision of the Aderidae of Eastern North America
Author(s): Floyd G. Werner
Source: Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 98, No. 2 (Apr., 1990), pp. 187- 232

This seems to contradict populneus.

Moved from Beetles.

Or maybe Zonantus.
Or maybe Zonantus.

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