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Epuraea? - Epuraea ocularis - male

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

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.

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

Moved from Epuraea.

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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