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Euschaefferia hicoriae (Schaeffer) - Euschaefferia hicoriae

Euschaefferia hicoriae (Schaeffer) - Euschaefferia hicoriae
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Size: 2 mm

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I checked the
literature this morning. It was described from 8 specimens from North Carolina reared from hickory; Barron saw three other specimens, one of which was reared from Vachellia, an acacia-like shrub, in Texas.

 
Ah, good.
I'm glad there was *some* tie-in to hickory :-)

Customarily found
under hickory bark?

 
Barron only saw
four specimens (from Texas and North Carolina)when he revised the family. This one is from a series of about a dozen that emerged from oak twigs. I suspect they were preying on bark beetles, perhaps Hypothenemus, which are common in twigs. The presence of suitable prey is probably more important than the kind of tree.

 
Thanks, Michael.
That'll teach me to try to make sense out of the species name ;-)

Moved
Moved from Euschaefferia.

here we are...
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