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Scaptolenus - female

Scaptolenus - Female
Rest Stop, St Hwy 17 n. of Ft. Davis, Jeff Davis County, Texas, USA
June 26, 2010
Spmn in the TAMUIC

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possible S. socius

Exciting gender find!
According to INFO the females of Scaptolenus are unknown. If this is (was) true, then this is indeed an exciting find! In INFO,it is further suggested that the female would not be capable of flight and would probably only appear above ground briefly for mating. I suggested that our specimen here might be a female based on apparent lack of odor, and genitalia that appeared more female than male, but this generated no BugGuide interest. Since our specimen was capable of flight this might count against the possibility of it being a female.
Gayle

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