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7009186 - Lygistopterus rubripennis

7009186 - Lygistopterus rubripennis
Rustler Park; chiricauhuas, Arizona, USA
June 26, 2007
Size: >1"

Moved
Moved from Lygistopterus sanguineus.

Moved back to L. rubripennis for the time being.

I stand corrected; L. sanguin
I stand corrected; L. sanguineus is a European species....I meant L. rubripennis of USA....further, question has been raised as to whether it's a Lygistopterus in the first place.....I still think it is, however as its genus has been brought into question, some research is required...I'll get back to you

Nearby were lots of mating ad
Nearby were lots of mating adults of species determined as Lycostomus sanguinipennis and Lycostomus fulvellus.

Moved

this is a well fed larva of L
this is a well fed larva of Lygistopterus sanguineus; stomach contents have been adsorbed, converted to adipose, and packed away, bloating the body so that the pleural membranes inflate outward. Question is, what do they feed on...can they be reared.

Moved
Moved from Lygistopterus.

Moved
Moved from Beetles. Please see my question here though.

Lygistopterus
det. Artem Zaitsev

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