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Emelinus melsheimeri (LeConte) - Emelinus melsheimeri - male

Emelinus melsheimeri (LeConte) - Emelinus melsheimeri - Male
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
August 2, 2008
Size: ~3.5 mm
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2008

at UV lights in a small mesic patch under a canopy of willow and live oak...

thanks for the treat!

Moved from Emelinus.


This is actually an aderid. I'm guessing it's probably Emelinus. Perhaps my friend Nicolas or Don Chandler will be able to put a species name on it.

Nice find!

Far out!
This is a way cool bug! Very Megacerus-like save for the abdomen... Sure had me fooled! Yes, Emelinus, they are the only members of the fam with "flabellate" ant (1), though to me they look more pectinate. Thanks much! Mike