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false click beetle - Dirrhagofarsus ernae

false click beetle - Dirrhagofarsus ernae
Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 19, 2010

Moved from Dirrhagofarsus.

thanks, Robert

Moved from Click Beetles.

I dunno, somthing about this sits funny with me....maybe I am over-analyzing it?!?!

Eucnemidae, i'm with you

It that black line...
down the pronotum a groove? Not sure yet what to make of it! Paging Robert Otto!

paged already

I have a name already....
for the eucnemid at hand. It is not a Nematodes. The reason is the antennae. For the most part, all the antennal segments are pretty consistant. Nematodes usually will have a short fifth or sixth antennomere compared the surrrounding ones; depending on the species. The above eucnemid belongs to Dirrhagofarsus. It is a species my team is currently working to describe.

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