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Ospriocerus abdominalis - Ospriocerus aeacus

Ospriocerus abdominalis - Ospriocerus aeacus
Star School Hill Prairie Conservation Area, Atchison County, Missouri, USA
June 27, 2009
My colleague Chris Brown and I discovered this species in Missouri’s critically-imperiled hilltop prairies in the extreme northwest corner of the state - a new state record. My thanks to Eric Fisher and Herschel Raney for confirming the identification.

Full-sized photo and story can be seen in this post.