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orange-shouldered conk visitor - Hallomenus scapularis

orange-shouldered conk visitor - Hallomenus scapularis
Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
September 20, 2008
Size: about 4 mm.
I did some conk bonking during the 2008 Odiorne State Park Bioblitz and this handsome beetle dropped into my container. I first thought it was a menlan*dryid but am now leaning toward Mycet*ochara. I could swear I took underside shots but can't seem to find them at this point.

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Moved
Moved from Hallomenus.

 
Thanks, Belov,
for species det.

Moved

Ha, ha!
Now I think this is probably a melan*dryid due to the apparent shape of the eye and the fair-sized terminal palpomere. See newly taken images.

 
first thought, Hallomenus
nice, nice!

 
And here is H. scap*ularis

 
By golly,
that looks like it. Compares nicely with this zin.ru image and there are two on Don Chandler's checklist at UNH: H. punc*tulatus and H. scap*ularis. Gee, which one do you suppose it is ;-)

 
fine; pls make genus page
[5 spp recorded for Qu├ębec -- H. scapularis Melsheimer is a decent match based on MCZ lectotype, but it's not enough to be sure]

 
This
group isn't in the Tetratomidae any more?

 
I'm too lazy to get up and open my American Beetles
but Nomina Nearctica has them under Melandryidae.

 
It is
apparently being booted between these two groups (in American Beetles placed in Tetratomidae). Shortly the second volume of the Handbuch der Zoologie treating Coleoptera will be out, and one really hopes that it will be indicate the final placement of the group, though such hopes are often futile.

And yes, it does look like scapularis.

 
D&A
Downie and Arnett only list 2 others; H. serricornis, and H. debilis. Yours is neither of those two (based on describtion and key). But I don't have any info on the others in the genus.

PS: yours does fit the description for H. scapularis

 
Maybe Don Chandler will have a look
in his collection...

I think I'd better
get a palps shot of this beetle since to me the antennae could belong to either group.

Moved
Moved from Darkling Beetles.

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