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Isotomurus maculatus? - Isotomurus palustris

Isotomurus maculatus? - Isotomurus palustris
Roseville, Placer County, California, USA
February 7, 2010
Size: 2.5-3.0 mm
And if this is I. maculatus, should I create a species page for it?

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Isotomurus maculatus
Another cann of worms...
Currently, I. maculatus is not accepted as valid species by US taxonomists. Such North American specimens are currently lumped with I. palustris.
These specimens could be called Isotomurus palustris forma maculatus. But BugGuide does not support forma pages.
Another alternative is to call such NA specimens Isotomurus cf. maculatus. (cf. from confer meaning 'similar to').
IMHO you could create a new page Isotomurus maculatus to collect all such NA specimens lookalikes, and provide a note that explains the taxonomic issues.

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