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Casebearer? - Pachybrachis dilatatus

Casebearer? - Pachybrachis dilatatus
Spiderweb, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
April 16, 2010
Size: ~5 - 6mm
Rescued from the pool.
Maybe something in or near Bassareus?


E.G. Riley:
"Pachybrachis sp. (as are the other two linked by JC Jones). But the taxonomy of these boldly-marked orange and black eastern USA species is messed up, and I prefer not put species names on them."

Moved from Bassareus detritus.

Pachybrachis dilatatus
All 3 images listed as B. detritus appear to be Pachybrachis dilatatus.

VERY good point... thanks for your vigilance, Anthony
i'll ask Ed Riley to check those

Added some images of a couple
Added some images of a couple other specimens that look like the same thing as this one: here and here

Not sure if it will help any.

i'm sure it will
nice pix

Moved from Bassareus.

Moved from Bassareus detritus.

what didn't you like about the ID?

My mistake..
didn't realize you had moved it to species...early morning after a late night kind of thing...

i can totally relate to the 'late night kind of thing' thing :)
Fri. morning i was terrified to discover just an ounce of vodka left at the bottom of the 1.75L bottle opened a night before when an ex-student of my wife's stopped by...

you must be right; nice one, too
Moved from Leaf Beetles.

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