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What beetle? - Temnoscheila virescens

What beetle? - Temnoscheila virescens
McDonough, Henry County, Georgia, USA
August 14, 2008

How beautiful!!

Moved from Temnoscheila.

T. virescens (Fabricius)

Not an ID -
but please look through our images of bark-gnawing beetles (Trogossitidae) while you're waiting for an expert to comment...

For example:

Correct, however
I've always seen it as Temnochila. Where did Temnoscheila come from? There are two bright metallic species in the East, with T. virescens the more common one.

Look for Temnoschelia in
"American Beetles" vol. 2 p. 266, eds.: Arnett, Thomas, Skelley & Frank (2002)

Obviously, I should have paid closer attention to that chapter. Temnoscheila it is. I would trust Rich Leschen's spelling over that in Nomina.

Hmmm -
Nomina Nearctica has it as "Temnocheila Westwood 1830 " - what's the deal with the different spellings! :)

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