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Mordellistena trifasciata (Say) - Mordellistena trifasciata

Mordellistena trifasciata (Say) - Mordellistena trifasciata
Dick Nichols District Park, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 6, 2009
Det. T. R. Moyer, 2009

coll'ed at UV lights

spmn in the TAMUIC

Moved from Mordellistena.

appears to be M. trifasciata
although I initially thought otherwise. Liljeblad states that M. trifasciata always has the elytra terminating with black whereas M. sexnotata always requires a pale apex. If it weren't for that, given your southern location, the completely orange pronotum, and largely pale elytra, I was guessing M. sexnotata. See Ilona's recent post of a male M. trifasciata.

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