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Harpalus  - Harpalus somnulentus - female

Harpalus - Harpalus somnulentus - Female
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 26, 2020
Size: 9mm
Under driftwood on sand.


Moved from Harpalus.

Harpalus somnulentus morph pleuriticus Kirby
is my physical determination. Thank you Owen for this interesting female specimen which compares well to other such morphs in my collection. The image nicely shows the characteristic yellow appendages, strong humeral tooth, and pronotal base heavily punctate. Here the pleuriticus morph because the elytral epipleura are yellow and the elytra appear proportionately longer when compared to the fallax LeConte morph, also in the northeast. See Illustrated Identification Guide by Bousquet 2010: p255.

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