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Oblique - Harpalus rufipes

Oblique - Harpalus rufipes
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
November 5, 2010
Size: 15 mm
I did not get a pure lateral shot, only dorsal, ventral, and this one oblique.

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Carpet beetle - Harpalus rufipes Oblique - Harpalus rufipes Elytron - Harpalus rufipes Fringe of hairs - Harpalus rufipes Right, rear corner of pronotum - Harpalus rufipes


Moved from Ground Beetles.

thanks... no rufipes

Why not Harpalus rufipes?
I was hoping to see pubescence on elytra in the oblique view but I don't think the image is clear enough to show it. At any rate, the body size and the distinct angulated hind angles of pronotum are consistent with H. rufipes. Definitely not H. pensylvanicus.

Close-ups show uniform pubscence
on elytra and so H. rufipes is a reasonable consideration in my opinion.

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