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Rhyp - Atrazonotus

Rhyp - Atrazonotus
Fish Creek Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 16, 2009
Size: 5 mm
Looks like a Trapezonotus for this one; left antenna and right tarsus are missing unfortunately.

any news on this one? Dr Scudder's opinion?

No...seems to be lost
haven't heard anything about it since I sent it to Merrill.

Moved from Trapezonotus.

what was btw that other darker genus Dr Sweet suggested?

There are 2 actually..
Atrazonotus and Deilochilocoris; This one looks similar but slightly different from the first one I captured. I guess I lucked out into finding my second specimen :-)

Update from Merrill Sweet:
" Golly, another one I would like to see as a specimen. If you can, send these on to me. For the time being, call it Atrazonotus sp near umbrosus. The key character distinguishing these genera are hidden from dorsal View. Trapezonotus usually has a pronotum with pale and brown, and is usually brachypterousm whereas Atrazonotus has a unicolorous dark pronotum and is entirely macropterous, but your specimen has a brownish cast to it, not solid black."

even sweeter.....
:-] i knew you're up to something

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