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Thread-legged Bug - Gardena elkinsi

Thread-legged Bug - Gardena elkinsi
south Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 3, 2008
At lights in a small mesic patch under an oak-willow canopy...

Moved from Emesaya.

Not Emesaya...
although I'm not willing to offer a more definitive answer since emesines are particularly tricky to do by photograph. It very well could be Gardena and if it is, it's Gardena elkinsi.

More emesines studied. I can confirm this as Gardena elkinsi.

thanks much -- good to know

An indication of size would be helpful here. Emesaya are large insects (at least E. brevipennis). I strongly suspect a different genus.

Gardena, i believe -- very nice!
[who cares though after the Darklingate]
in the unlikely case that i'm right and this won't turn out to be a butterfly -- new genus to the guide (and only two spp. to choose from)

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