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Falsomordellistena pubescens (Fabricius) - Falsomordellistena pubescens

Falsomordellistena pubescens (Fabricius) - Falsomordellistena pubescens
Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL), University of Texas at Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 15, 1990
Falsomordellistena pubescens (Fabricius)
Det. J. A. Jackman, 1993

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Falsomordellistena pubescens (Fabricius) - Falsomordellistena pubescens Mordellistena pubescens (Fabricius) - Falsomordellistena pubescens

liturata?
Dr. Jackman should certainly know, but to me this one looks more like M. liturata. F. pubescens typically has darker (black) coloration, although some can be rusty. But Lilgeblad claims the rusty ones must have black basally, enclosed by the basal band (which this one does not), and have black venter. Conversely, M. liturata is typically rusty, and otherwise matches this individual. And the basal and medial bands on liturata are both oblique (as seen here), where as only the basal sometimes appears oblique on pubescens. I believe the ridges are the same 3 (or 4), 3,2 in both species.

Moved
Moved from Mordellistena pubescens.

Transfered by Dr. Jackman, 2001

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