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Riparian Omaliinae - Geodromicus brunneus

Riparian Omaliinae - Geodromicus brunneus
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
May 13, 2008
Size: 5 mm
Collected along small stream. Keys to near Microedus/Geodromicus. I would say this is Geodromicus brunneus but the color and size seem different. (D&A give size of G. brunneus as 6.5 to 8 mm, and this specimen is smaller.)

Edit: Replaced with better photo (May 6 2012).

Moved from Anthophagini.

Yes, Geodromicus brunneus
Geodromicus brunneus is pretty variable in size and color; it's possible that more than one species has been identified as this, but I haven't investigated in detail. Some I looked at that seemed kind of different from each other had indistinguishable male genitalia, which usually provide good species recognition characters.
I suggest using D&A with caution - it includes many misIDs and doesn't include all the species it should/could.

And I always use it with it caution. :)

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