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Tetraopes femoratus or T. texanus...? - Tetraopes texanus
Williamson County, Texas, USA
May 8, 2010
Seen on _Asclepias viridis_ (Green Antelope Horns Milkweed) inflorescence in early afternoon. Despite looking back and forth at images here, I can't tell which of the two this is (I hope I got it down to just two candidates.) The only difference I can see (amateur that I am) is that the two "front" spots on the elytra seem to be paler, faded, in images of the _T. texanus_ specimen, but that's a mounted individual, not a live insect. I'm sure I'm missing something, but what?
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