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 Brochymena species - Brochymena quadripustulata

Brochymena species - Brochymena quadripustulata
Wayne County, Illinois, USA
April 7, 2006

Moved from Brochymena.

Brochymena quadripustulata

for the ID!

Right genus:-)
Species are hard to determine without being able to see detail along the front of the head and leading edge of the thorax. All that said, a nice portrait of the insect 'in situ.'

Thanks . . .
. . . finding the limits of ID is what it's all about. Still it raises an interesting question. If the only way we can ID a species is by killing it, how can we ever hope to move beyond cataloging life to actually observing its behavior?