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Assassin nymph ? - Oncerotrachelus acuminatus

Assassin nymph ? - Oncerotrachelus acuminatus
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
February 25, 2009
Size: 6mm (1/4")
Found under a rock.

Please help with ID.

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Assassin nymph ? - Oncerotrachelus acuminatus Assassin nymph ? - Oncerotrachelus acuminatus

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Moved from Assassin Bugs based on the following drswanny's pers.comm.: "I'm fairly certain this is Oncerotrachelus acuminatus. I've never seen one like this. I'd direct you to compare the bulbous nature of the posterior pronotal lobe and also the dark discal mark."

thoughts towards ID
Kind of reminds me of the genus Melanolestes, but I wouldn't bank on that - just worth considering. Melanolestes are often found under rocks, which would be consistent....

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