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Photo#441465
Thread Leg - Empicoris errabundus

Thread Leg - Empicoris errabundus
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
August 12, 2010
Size: 8-9mm
Empicoris?

A tough one to get; it's nearly 2-dimensional & the color seems to evaporate into the ether.

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Thread Leg - Empicoris errabundus Thread Leg - Empicoris errabundus

Looks like E. errabundus...
Lacks red stigma so not E. rubromaculatus. No hyaline peppering on the wing so not E. parshleyi. A clear posteromedial pronotal tubercle (seen in other photo) gives us 3 (possibly 5) choices. Among those, distinct ventral profemoral teeth and capitate lateral pronotal carinae (both suggested in other photo) make E. errabundus most likely. Of course, photo IDs of Empicoris spp. should be taken with a grain of salt...

Moved from Empicoris.

 
Thanks for the ID
Grain of salt taken.

excellent photos; hope Dan Swanson figures it out

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