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Epuraea? - Epuraea ocularis - male

Epuraea? - Epuraea ocularis - Male
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 14, 2010

Update:
Dr Cline has received the specimens and confirmed that this is the first documented record of this species in North America. He will write a short article about it in Insecta Mundi.

 
paper
Cline, A.R. and P. Audisio. 2011. Epuraea (Haptoncus) ocularis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) recently found in the U.S.A., with comments on Nearctic members of Epuraea Erichson. Coleopterists Bulletin, 65(1): 24-26

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Moved from Epuraea.

Note:
Specimens of this species have been sent to Dr. Andrew Cline of the California Dept of Food and Agriculture and he is confident that it is a species not recorded in North America before(E. ocularis,) a species found throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. It is awaiting confirmation.

i love this one; the temples look unique

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