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Ground Beetle - Morion monilicornis

Ground Beetle - Morion monilicornis
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
July 18, 2010
Size: 15mm BL
Found in rotting pine and id appreciated.

Morion monilicornis
is confirmed based on my microscopic examination of this interesting teneral specimen which is now a photo-voucher in the P.W.Messer collection. Thanks Johnny for adding this new species to my reference collection.

nice! teneral individual [color, soft elytra...]
Moved from Beetles.

I notice Johnny is now submitting carabid photos among the clearest here at BugGuide -- especially important because of the southern fauna representation and a commitment to scientific photo-vouchering.

Johnny, I don't have this species in my reference collection. This one, a future mature black specimen, and other carabids from your area can be accumulated for one mailing later this summer if you like. If saved in alcohol temporarily, please do not lose track of individual photo numbers. Thanks so much.

Thanks Guys
I have intentions of mailing this along with the other from a few days
ago tomorrow sometime and thanks for compliments to both of you.

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