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Coleoptera - Metachroma carolinense

Coleoptera - Metachroma carolinense
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
July 3, 2009
Size: ~4-5mm
Attracted to porch light.

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Moved tentatively
Moved from Metachroma. Not sure of its current status, but will move here for now.

Metachroma
This matches Blake's description of Metachroma carolinense Blake perfectly. She described the species from a single female from South Carolina.

From her revision of Metachroma:
"Only one specimen, a female, is known. This is the only eastern species of Metachroma north of Mexico with a four-spotted pronotum. There are four Mexican species (one of which extends into Arizona) with four spots on the pronotum, but all have a larger prothorax and usually have a dark occipital spot. Also, there is no other eastern species with similar markings on the elytra. In fact, this does not appear to be at all closely related to any other eastern species. A male specimen is greatly needed to help place this species in a group."

Moved
Moved from Paria.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

must be a Paria of sorts
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