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Hodges#4980 - Helvibotys helvialis - female

Hodges#4980 - Helvibotys helvialis - Female
Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
September 6, 2022
Specimen number one - collected 09/06/22

ID based on genitalia (female - photos).
Dissection by JoAnne Russo (Vermont).

BugGuide states: "Munroe in 1976 (and Brian Scholtens in a recent email message via Bob Patterson) said that species of Neohelvibotys cannot be reliably distinguished from Helvibotys except by examination of genitalia.
Other Helvibotys species are restricted to the southern states."