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Photo#25417
Stenelmis crenata

Stenelmis crenata
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
July 20, 2005
Size: 3.2 mm
Quite a few of these came to my UV light. These pix are undoubtedly of more than one individual.

This is a wierd S. crenata. I
This is a wierd S. crenata. It keys out to S. crenata, but he has no vittae! Maybe he just needs to be placed in water for his colors to show.

 
Could be.
The dry-vs.-wet difference *is* pretty remarkable.

Different
This specimen is definitely a different individual than the other five images I contributed for this species. The others have a broad stripe of brown running the length of each elytrum whereas this one has pinstripes. Is this just individual variation or are we looking at two species?

If they are not the same specimen
If you know that they are not the same specimen you should link them using the [thumb:#] instead of adding images as "same specimen". They may even be different sexes. you can unlink them and do it this way, except for the ones that you know for sure that are the same one.
Nice adding a new family to the guide and ID'ying it down to species!

 
ID credit: Don Chandler
I'm afraid I can't claim a speck of credit for ID work on this one. Prof. Donald Chandler at University of New Hampshire named it to species. He is curator of the insect collection at UNH. I'm glad to see him visiting here from time to time

 
Link procedure
All I know for sure is the dead one photographed on blue is the same individual in both shots. I'll unlink the others as you suggest. But what about life-cycle series and mating shots? How should those be treated?

 
Links
You can link different specimens by using the tag [thumb:#] and the thumbnail will show up as shown in this page

First on bugguide.net as well!
This is the first posting of elmid images for this Web site. Someone needs to make a page for them. I've been named an editor, but haven't yet learned how to create pages in the guide.

Elmidae
Elmids...likely in the genus Stenelmis.

 
First for family!
Gee it's nice to add a new family to my photos. Thanks so much Andrew!

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