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Pelonomus obscurus LeConte - Pelonomus obscurus

Pelonomus obscurus LeConte - Pelonomus obscurus
Dick Nickols District Park, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 1, 2009
Det. Brady Richards, 2011

coll'ed at UV lights

spmn in the TAMUIC

Moved from Long-toed Water Beetles.

Dryops will have sublateral longitudinal sulci on the pronotum. Plus, the maxillary palps on this specimen have elongate third and fourth segments. General pubescence and antennal characters exclude Helichus and Postelichus.

cool. thanks, Brady

Moved from Dryops arizonensis.

Posted an image of D. arizonenis here.

looks like Pelonomus obscurus in the Guide

This is not Dryops
I recently brought some specimens of D. arizonensis back (from AZ) and will add an image to BG later in the week or thereabouts. Suggest moving this to family level until a dryopid specialist can narrow down further.

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