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Coleoptera Wish List: Let's fill the gaps

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This list of beetle genera not yet in the Guide is based primarily on "American Beetles”(1)(2).
Its goal is to help the Guide expand in a more methodical way; this is a call for action, aimed mainly at those colleagues across North America who have both access to major collections and experience in photography.
The list is a self-explanatory ‘internal’ document; thus the austere format [no italics], casual range notation, etc.

PRIORITIES are not easy to define; more obvious considerations include:
Complement other online sources: focus on taxa not represented in the MCZ data base and the like.
Fill higher-rank gaps: genera representing missing subfamilies/tribes are top priority.
Focus on obscure, cryptic groups to make coverage of such taxa uniquely complete – this is BG's great competitive edge.
Maximize visual value: in a visual guide the highest impact will be achieved by adding taxa that are (a) distinctive, easily recognizable, (b) wide-ranging, and (c) more likely to be encountered.
Concentrating on species described by early workers (Melsheimer, Say, the Europeans...) –-retracing the steps of the forefathers–- would be a great way to cover the basics (i.e. the more common faunal elements) AND complement the MCZ DB, where the next great wave of taxa (LeConte, Horn, and Fall’s) is excellently represented while the early essentials are not.

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I will highly appreciate any corrections/additions and suggestions re: list concept and format; and whom to contact for help with a particular group/geographical area. I’ll be removing (not crossing out) the entries to watch it shrink.

Distribution is not indicated for widely distributed and eastern taxa; non-native taxa in brackets. I did not include taxa that are but occasionally intercepted or have unconfirmed status.
Tim Loh did all the work with the aquatic families and the Carabidae; Adam Brunke, with the staphs; Abby Parker, with the LBs. Their help is much appreciated.
Ron, Harsi, and Max tried hard to make my non-native English palatable. Can't thank them enough.

Jump to:
Anobiidae | Anthicidae | Anthribidae | Artematopodidae | Attelabidae | Buprestidae | Cantharidae | Carabidae | Cerambycidae | Chrysomelidae | Ciidae | Cleridae | Coccinellidae | Corylophidae | Cryptophagidae | Curculionidae | Dytiscidae | Elateridae | Elmidae | Endomychidae | Histeridae | Hydraenidae | Hydrophilidae | Latridiidae | Leiodidae | Lycidae | Melandryidae | Melyridae | Nemonychidae | Passalidae | Phalacridae | Psephenidae | Ptiliidae | Ptilodactylidae | Pyrochroidae | Scraptiidae | Staphylinidae | Stenotrachelidae | Tenebrionidae

Carabidae
Ozaena AZ
Elliptoleus acutesculptus sw
Thalassotrechus barbarae CA
Anillodes TX CA
Serranillus VA-SC
Anillaspis CA
Horologion speokoites WV
Evolenes exarata se
Infernophilus castaneus NV CA
Trechoblemus westcotti nw
Xenotrechus MO
Nelsonites KY TN

Dytiscidae
Crinodessus TX
Stygoporus OR
Ereboporus naturaconservatus TX

Histeridae
Abraeus bolteri Pacif
Monachister californicus so. CA

Hydrophilidae
Hemiosus AZ
Omicrus FL
Cycrillum strigicolle FL
Agna capillata s

Hydraenidae
Enicocerus benefossus QC-VA

Ptiliidae
Paralimulodes
Ptilium
Porophila w
Suterina
Cylindrosella
Hydnosella IN
Throscoptilium
Actidium nw
Ptiliolum
Ptiliopycna
[Oligella]
Smicrus
Actinopteryx
Bambara
Millidium
Throscoptiloides LA MO
Ptinellodes

Leiodidae
Stereus AB CO
Sogda
Ecarinosphaerula ecarina BC NV
Isoplastus fossor
Lionothus
Cainosternum imbricatum NY
Stetholiodes laticollis IN
Dissochaetus
Neoeocatops decipiens Pacif

Staphylinidae
  Omaliinae
Anthobioides pubescens nw
Anthophagus undescribed nCA
Coryphiomorphus hyperboreus AK-YT
Giulianium coastal AK-CA
Gnathoryphium mandibulare WA
Holoboreaphilus nordenskioldi n
Mannerheimia undescribed nCA
Occiephelinus vandykei WA-OR
Omaliopsis ectopia NM-CA
Omalonomus relictus nw
[Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis] sCA
Phyllodrepoidea undescribed CA WY
Pseudohaida rothi BC-OR
Vellica longipennis BC-CA
Xylodromus n w; tree holes, forest litter, rotten logs
  Pselaphinae
Abdiunguis fenderi Pacific NW
Acolonia cavicollis FL
Actizona boreal + wm
Allobrox stephani AZ
Allotrimium AZ-CA
Anchylarthron e
Anitra glaberula AZ
Bibloporus bicanalis ne
Bontomtes ripariae OR
Briaraxis depressa sFL
Bythinoplectoides gigas AZ
Bythinoplectus gloydi AZ
Coenonica
Cupila w
Euplecterga Pacific NW + CA
Foveoscapha terracola Pacific NW
Hatchia carinata WA
Lemelba davisi FL
Neopselaphus mexicanus TX
Ouachitychus parvoculus AR
Pilactium OR-CA
Prespelea sAppalachian
Pselaptus belfragei TX-CA
Rhinoscepsis bistriatus se
Saxet AL-AZ
Scalenarthrus horni AZ-CA
Simplona AZ
Speleobama nAL caves
Speleochus (=Subterrochus) nAL caves
Tetrascapha Pacific NW + CA
Thesium e
Tomoplectus apache AZ
Trigonoplectus wPA
Trimioarcus TX AZ
Trisignis Pacific NW + CA
Tychobythinus e
Zonaira AZ
  Scydmaeninae
Catalinus CA
Ceramphis AZ CA
Euthiconus
Leptoscydmus ne
Taphroscydmus w
  Phloeocharinae
Ecbletus leechi CA
  Tachyporinae
Derops divalis IL-OK
Bryophacis n w; litter
  Aleocharinae
Adinopsis se
Adota intertidal/littoral AK-CA
Agaricomorpha NM-AZ
Alaobia sparreschneideri AK-YT
Alisalia
Aloconota e + CA
Amarochara RI-IA
Amblopusa AK-CA
Anatheta planulicollis KS
Anomognathus americanus NY
Anopleta AB WA
Apimela NV-CA
Asthenesita pallens FL
Bamona NC CA
Bessobia cryptica QC
Borboropora e
Boreophilia n
Boreostiba n
Bothronotoxenus tishechkini AZ
Brachyusa w
Bryobiota Pacif
Bryothinusa catalinae CA; intertidal
Calodera
Cephaloxynum FL TX
Charoxus spinifer FL; in figs
Clusiota claviventris BC
[Crataraea]
Crephalia e
Datomicra
Decusa expansa DC-IN
Dexiogyia e + CA
Dianusa NY CA
Diestota se + sw
Dilacra CA
Dimetrota
Earota NH-IA + CA
Eburniogaster TX AZ; termitophilous
Ecitocala rugosa FL
Emmelostiba microptera AK-YT
Euromota lucida NY-VA
Euthorax DC-LA-TX-AZ-CO
Euvira e
Falagrioma socorroensis NM
Falagriota occidula OR-CA
Gaenima impedita CA
Gnathusa nw
Gnypeta
Gnypetella CA
Gyronycha
Haploglossa VA OK
[Heterota plumbea FL]
Hongophila arizonica NM-AZ
Hydrosmecta NY WI CA
Lamiota BC
Leptagria se + CA
Leptobamona pertenuis NJ
Liogluta
Longipeltina bakeri CA
Losiusa angusticollis MA myrm
Lypoglossa n w
Melanalia tabida CA
[Meotica] ME
Micratheta caudex VA
Micrearota ne + TX
Mocyta
Myrmecopora vaga Lake Superior area; riparian
Neodemosoma NC OH
Neotobia alberta ne [west to the Rockies]
Ocalea w
Ocyustiba appalachiana NC
Ousipalia AB-CA
Pachycerota duryi MA-IA
Pancota e
Paramblopusa borealis AK-OR; coastal
Parameotica CA
Parocalea nw
Parocyusa e
Pentanota meuseli ?AK
Phasmota ingratula MS
Placusa
Pleurotobia e
Probeyeria pulex AR-KS-AZ
Pseudota n + AZ
Rheobioma BC-CA [=Athetalia]
Sableta inflata MS
Schistacme obtusa FL
Seeversiella bispinosa MI + sw
Stictalia w
Strigota
Strophogastra penicillata MB-AB
Synaptina RI IA CA
Teliusa TX
Termitonidia AZ; termitophilous
Thamiaraea e
Thecturota e + sw
Tinotus
Tomoglossa e
Trachyota CA
Xenistusa FL-TX
Xenota
  Scaphidiinae
Caryoscapha americanum IL-OK-FL
  Piestinae
Hypotelus hostilis FL
  Osoriinae
Lispinus OH AL + sw
Espeson NC FL
Lispinodes undescribed MI-IL
Holotrochus s
  Oxytelinae
Aploderus w
Teropalpus lithocharinus WA-CA; coastal
  Euaesthetinae
Fendaria capizzi WA-CA
Nordenskioldia columbiana BC
  Leptotyphlinae
Cainotyphlus CA
Chionotyphlus alaskensis AK
Cubanotyphlus largo FL
Heterotyphlus CA
Homeotyphlus maritimus CA
Neotyphlus californicus CA
Prototyphlus gigas CA
Telotyphlus CA
Xenotyphlus CA
  Pseudopsinae
Asemobius caelatus BC-CA
  Paederinae
Acrostilicus hospes FL; gopher tortoise burrows
Araeocerus elegans TX
Deroderus tabacinus AZ; rotten cacti
Eustilicus eUS—AZ; stream/river flood debris
Neomedon NM-AZ; under conifer bark
Ophiooma rufa FL; beach debris
Paederopsis gloydi AZ
Stilocharis AZ
Xenomedon formicaria sCA
  Staphylininae
Crinolinus intonsus WA-NV
Habrolinus OR-CA; forest litter
Hesperolinus parcus AB-CA; open habitats near water
Linohesperus w
Microlinus pusio SC-FL
Neoxantholinus cristatus FL AR
Parothius BC-CA; under conifer bark
Rabigus laxellus n + wm; dry open areas (alvars, old fields, prairies, alpine)
Staphylinus ornaticauda ne; areas with extensive sphagnum (fens and bogs)
Thyreocephalus sAZ sTX
Zenon armifer CO

Passalidae
Passalus ?AZ

Scarabaeidae
Trichonotuloides aphoderrans AZ

Buprestidae
Micrasta FL

Elmidae
Rhizelmis nigra CA
Xenelmis sandersoni AZ

Psephenidae
Dicranopselaphus variegatus [larval image in the Guide, but no adults yet]

Ptilodactylidae
Anchytarsus [larval image in the Guide, but no adults yet]

Artematopodidae
Allopogonia villosa CA

Elateridae
Barrelater audreyae wUS
Deronocus sleeperi CA
Harminius triundulatus n
Oistus edmundsi OR CA
Proludius iaculus OR CA
Desolakkerus pallidus NV

Lycidae
Caloptognatha beameri AZ
Falsocalleros [=Pseudoplateros] TX

Cantharidae
Podistra sw
Ichthyurus arizonensis AZ

Ptinidae [=Anobiidae]
Pitnus FL AZ
Ptilineurus marmoratus VA
Paralobium mundum CA
Xarifa CA
Colposternus tenuilineatus OR-CA
Falsogastrallus librinocens FL
Desmatogaster subconnatus ne
Anobiopsis sericans sCA
Cryptoramorphus floridanus SC FL

Cleridae -- with Jacques Rifkind's comments
Parapelonides -- the US sp. is known from Brownsville, TX
Bostrychocerus CA -- 2 specimens known, one of which is lost somewhere in the Paris Museum

Melyridae
Ebaeus viridescens CO
Charopus Pacif
[Melyris]
Adasytes laciniatus CA
Amphivectura monticola nw
¹
Eudasytes UT-AZ-CA
Eutricholistra punctata AZ
Eutrichopleurus ID UT WA OR
Listrimorpha pallipes NV
Listromimus sericatus NV
Listropsis CA
Neadasytes testaceus ID
Paradasytes barri ID
Sydates zonatus TX
Trichochronellus stricticollis CA
Vectura CO OR AZ CA
Vecturoides CA UT

Phalacridae
Ochrolitus tristriatus FL

Cryptophagidae
Sternodea FL
Parephistemus ocularis NC

Endomychidae
Eidoreus politus FL
Stethorhanis Pacif

Coccinellidae
Allenius w
Blaisdelliana sexualis w+AR

Corylophidae
Foadia maculata FL
Microstagetus parvulus =Molamba parvula OK

Latridiidae
Fuchsina w

Ciidae
Dolichocis n wm
Ennearthron
Rhopalodontus americanus WI

Melandryidae
Scotochroides antennatus ne

Tenebrionidae
Rhinandrus sublaevis AZ
¹
(Eurymetopon CA status unclear)
Ardamimicus cognatoi TX(3)
Ferveoventer browni TX NM(3)
  Alleculini
Anamphidora campbelli TX
Madreallecula mcclevei AZ
Phedius funereus AZ

Stenotrachelidae
Nematoplus collaris

Pyrochroidae
Tydessa blaisdelli CA NV

Anthicidae
Mastoremus AZ ID
Quadrius TX-AZ
Neoeurygenius grahami AZ
Baulius tenuis sw

Scraptiidae
Neoscraptia testacea nw
Sphingocephalus ovalis FL

Cerambycidae
(On the family page, the missing genera are linked to images of Bezark’s catalog)
Acmaeopsoides n
Chlorida festiva FL
Choriolaus sabinoensis AZ
Haplidoeme schlingeri CA
Neomegaderus bifasciatus TX
Perigracilia delicata AZ
Strongylaspis corticarius ?FL
Zamodes obscurus PA extinct?
[Steirastoma breve FL]

Chrysomelidae -- some with Ed Riley's comments
Abutiloneus idoneus sw
[Caryedes FL]
Donaciella pubicollis n
Platocthispa lateritia AZ
Trachyscelida bicolor one shaky AZ record; even rare south of USA
Pachyonychis paradoxus

Nemonychidae
Pityomacer nw-CA
Atopomacer CO AZ

Anthribidae
Habroxenus politus MD TX
Sicanthus rhizophorae FL
Euxenulus FL
Trachitropis arizonicus AZ
Eugonus bicolor AZ

Attelabidae
Xestolabus constrictipennis NM-AZ

Curculionidae
as of 20.i.2015: 40 genera (of which 12 in the Entiminae, 3 in the Scolytinae, and 7 non-native); 175 genera taken off the list since 28.ix.2010
  Raymondionyminae
Alaocybites CA
  Curculioninae
Magdalinops w
[Elaeidobius subvittatus FL]
Hypoleschus atratus NM CO
  Baridinae
Diorymeropsis TX
Cholinobaris rhomboidea NC
Pseudocentrinus ochraceus TX
Zygobarinus coelestinus FL
Zygobaris nitens FL
  Ceutorhynchinae
Prisistus olgae YK
Pelenosomus cristatus se
Perigasteromimus tetracanthus FL
  Conoderinae
Cylindrocopturinus pictus AZ
  Cossoninae
Paralicus minyops FL
Macroscytalus chisosensis sTX
[Pentarthrum huttoni PQ]
Proeces depressus FL
[Dynatopechus aureopilosus intercepted WA-CA]
  Cryptorhynchinae
Neoulosomus laticaudis FL
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  Entiminae
Triglyphulus Pacif+NV
Lupinocolus blaisdelli CA NV
Peritelodes obtectus CA
Chaetechidius speciosus CO
Pseudocercopeus setosus AZ
Leptopinara TX-NM
Melanolemma montana CO
Paranametis distincta TX
Vitavitus thulius nw¹
[Tetrabothynus spectabilis FL]
  Molytinae
[Cholus cattleyae e]
[Tranes internatus CA]
  Scolytinae
Araptus dentifrons FL
Dryocoetoides reticulatus FL
Ernoporicus kanawabae WV

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Anobiidae | Anthicidae | Anthribidae | Artematopodidae | Attelabidae | Buprestidae | Cantharidae | Carabidae | Cerambycidae | Chrysomelidae | Ciidae | Cleridae | Coccinellidae | Corylophidae | Cryptophagidae | Curculionidae | Dytiscidae | Elateridae | Elmidae | Endomychidae | Histeridae | Hydrophilidae | Latridiidae | Leiodidae | Lycidae | Melandryidae | Melyridae | Nemonychidae | Passalidae | Phalacridae | Psephenidae | Ptiliidae | Ptilodactylidae | Pyrochroidae | Scraptiidae | Staphylinidae | Stenotrachelidae | Tenebrionidae
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cool
thanks, Jeff

AZ specialty off the list

thanks, Margarethe; Darren, false alarm; Nadine, you're off the hook.

another odity off the charts, © Tim Loh

Stenotrachelus aeneus: posted anonymously, welcomed unanimously
another rarity off the list, posted by anonymous benefactor:
(1)

latest news: list keeps shrinking
Due to Mike Thomas's relentless effort, nine teneb genera are off the list.
Mike Quinn just added Ornithia mexicana, an extremely rare bycid rediscovered for the first time since 1949; a couple of other bycid genera have been added over the last week or two, and several scarab and weevil genera as well

two families off the list -- and other good news
Laemophloeidae & Hybosoridae are now fully represented, thanks to the help from M.C. Thomas; a dozen genera of carabids & scarabs added by Kyle Schnepp -- thanks much, Mike and Kyle! please don't stop...

Silvanidae
thanks to Mike Thomas for posting pix of four missing silvanid genera. Neat stuff...

One more
Cross off Chaetarthria.
See for comments.

 
thanx -- done
fantastic additions by Kyle Schnep in that dept., too

well, it seems to work: Kojun already added 4 teneb genera!!!
thanks man

Wow -- what an amazing list you compiled !
I'm not a beetle person, but I am headed to southern TX in June. Any specific habitats to look in for these 2 rare species?

This is why I'm hoping more folks join us for the mini-gathering in TX -- I'm convinced there are more unusual bugs to find there. Another gal and I found one unnamed species of Oecanthinae -- and another unknown species is currently being investigated.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/339197

 
Specific info on 2 rare beetles
Vitellius texanus Knull - Type locality is Bentsen TX, Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County. The species was collected in late March; making it one of the earliest species to come out. I do not know of any biotic information associated with the species, especially where and which trees they breed in. Like any other members closely related to this species, it probably breed in hard, seasoned deciduous wood.

Diphytaxis excavata Horn - Information on Texas is vey limited. based on what I know of from Arkansas is..the species was collected in a cypress swamp type of ecosystem.

 
Vitellius texanus Knull - Pix Posted
We got series of spmns from FIT Traps in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties of southmost Texas...
Ed says he'll send you some spmns as thanks for the rare eucnemids you dontated to the TAMUIC earlier...

 
Hi Mike
I am very humbled and want to thank you for your help on this species. I will contact Ed within a few days. Thank you for the images as well. Have a great day.

 
!!! Perfect....
We are going to be at Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park for 2 days. I'll have to do some research prior to the visit.

 
Reference
Here is the reference that will get you started and it has a sketch of the beetle as well:

Knull, J. 1957. A New Species of Vitellius From The United States (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae). The Ohio Journal of Science 57(1):9-10.

If you get down to Madison, you may want to check with Steenbock Library to see if they have the periodical. If I'm correct, I believe that is where I saw it before. I don't know if they shelved the series in the archives, like many other older journals. I wish you all the best.

 
Available online:

Eucnemidae
Only two genera I know of are of high priority for Eucnemidae. Those genera are: Vitellius and Diphytaxis. Vitellius is endemic to Texas with only one species. It has never been found since Knull described the species over 50 years ago. Diphytaxis is found in Texas and Arkansas with only one species. Ted MacRae has one specimen I determined from his collection. I am also considering adding Prautianus from the Pacific Northwest. The MCZ image database have a holotype specimen in pretty poor condition. I think a better conditioned specimen may be in order and BG would be a great home for a different image of the species. I know of one person who have a specimen and would see if he can image it for BG.

 
greatly appreciated
Robert, you're showing us the way by keeping the eucnemid section in such an impeccable shape

 
Prautianus
I am very happy to say my contact will be loaning his specimen of Prautianus to me for imaging. In a few short weeks, one genus will finally be represented in BG (other than MCZ), and should round out all of the tribes for the family in the region. Only two more genera remains.

 
Thank you.
Thank you. I have much more work to do on the section. I will be working on individual genera and species and try and fill in the information gaps for those groups. The most difficult part is figuring out the etymology of these genus groups to incorporate into the section. That will come later as soon as I complete the Hawaiian false click beetle survey manuscript.

Clamoris americana
there is page for it with my BC specimen- will rephotograph this one.

 
got it

Dytiscidae: 2 corrections
1) The single species of Agaporomorphus (A. dodgei) has been moved to a new genus, Hydrodytes. Agaporomorphus is still valid for species in the Neotropics (see Miller, 2001) but none occur in the Nearctic.

2) Agabus has been split into 2 genera Agabus and Platambus. The change will not affect any of our holdings here at present as the latter genus is restricted to FL (P. astrictovittatus).

From J.H. Epler's "Corrections & Additions for Beetle Manual".

 
list updated -- thanx
sent to Dr Epler -- who knows... he's very good photographing stuff, and has a BG account, too...

 
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In the meantime when I'm back in southwest BC this summer, or if I'm lucky enough to head out to the foothills of southwestern AB this spring, I'll be scouring the streams for those missing aquatics- at least the northwestern ones (Agabinus, Brychius, Georissus, Chaetarthria, Ametor, Elmidae) are lotic.

Microsporidae is the only Family missing!
BG just gets better all the time.

 
yup
i almost feel guilty every time i peek into Diptera [quite a bunch of missing families there]

 
Other big orders
You coleopterists put the rest of the world to shame. I just took a look at the Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera and the Diptera wish lists and felt like crying. I think that Hemiptera doesn't even have a wish list.
We need help!

 
very surprised to hear that about leps--
except for perhaps some deviant nano-families...
Hemiptera wish list will go over the brim with Sternorhyncha; otherwise must be rather modest: a genus here, a couple there...

Seeking recent collection records/images of genus Amerinus
(monotypic A. linearis), a North American carabid in tribe Harpalini. Images on-line are scarce and I've never seen a specimen. I wonder if it has been extirpated from much of it previous range. LeConte, in his original species description (1863: p17), cites "Wisconsin" amazingly enough.

 
Monotypic Amerinus posted
first here along with a call for more recent collection data for rare Amerinus linearis.

 
...and off the list -- thank you, colleagues

 
You forgot Platidiolus


:)

 
oopsie
thanks, Tim! btw, check (1)

 
thanks for the comment, Peter
Wisconsinites are the first to respond -- i knew i can rely on you guys.
maybe the hapless Amerinus, that wonderful carabid, was jinxed by the patriotic name...
i must complete the taxonomy synopsis on the family page; pretty large work, but necessary -- if you have handy a decent list of genera convertible to text format, pls share; otherwise i can use, mutatis mutandis, nearctica's but it's alphabetically organized and otherwise unwieldy

 
Not sure what you're asking, but
perhaps this organization can be pasted into a Word document, then converted into a Text document? I used a USA filter here. You would also need to do Canada filter I think. Not sure how complete these lists are, nor sure we should agree to their taxonomic organization.

 
thanks-- great idea
i'll ask the owner of that site to do the work for me --he owes me a Big One :)

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Under Lycidae, I believe Lyconotus lateralis is represented in the guide under Lycus lateralis.

In my next batch (when?), I should be able to get you Mecynotarsus candidus (Anthicidae) which is relatively common up here in sandy habitats. We have tons of specimens from barrier-pitfall traps. Should be able to get you Pentaphyllyus. May be able to dig up a Symbiotes.

Edit: Oh, big goal of year is to get Paralimulodes on my next trip down to Arkansas. I don't know how Stephan found them. I looked at them at FSCA and they seemed to be about half the size of Limulodes which are tiny in themselves.

 
thank you so much, Jeff--
can't wait... the L. lateralis thing corrected

 
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Just got back from a trip to Arkansas. Got a bizarre-looking present for you that will allow you to check another off your list. When I first looked at it in my alcohol vial thru a hand lens, I had no idea what family it was in. Took a little digging, but have it down to genus. Will try to automontage it tomorrow.

 
now i need an Anticipatory Drink.

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