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Typhlocyba gillettei? - Empoa gillettei

Typhlocyba gillettei? - Empoa gillettei
Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
July 19, 2005
Size: 3 mm
Is this Typhlocyba gillettei, which I posted once earlier? It seems different in some ways, just behind the pronotum, for example.

Typhlocyba gillettei
This specimen hasn't "colored up" completely, so the wings are less yellow and the scutellum hasn't gotten completely brown yet; but then, some specimens never do. It's just variation. More important is the width and shape of the brown wing bands.

Thanks, Andy
Thanks, Andy, for helping clear up my confusion on this one.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

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