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Prionus (Homaesthesis) - Prionus

Prionus (Homaesthesis) - Prionus
Torrance County, New Mexico, USA
July 3, 2009
Found dessicated in the mud.

Moved from Prionus.


thanx for your detailed comment, Ian
i'm now really glad i made the subgenus page!

Moved from Prionus.

Based on the lack of a produc
Based on the lack of a produced pronotal edge, plus geographic location, plus the number of antennal segments (antennomeres), this is definitely something in the subgenus Homaesthesis. Narrowing it a bit further based on geography (which can be dangerous) it's probably either P(H). integer, rhodocerus, emarginatus, and possibly even palparis. The most common of these species is integer, but that's not saying very much. If the person who took this image is interested in a certain ID, the U of NM's Museum of Southwestern Biology can put an ID on it for sure (if the specimen was collected, or if more are encountered next year).

thanks Ian!

Moved from ID Request.

Male Prionus it is.

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