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Vesperelater arizonicus (Hyslop) - Vesperelater arizonicus - male

Vesperelater arizonicus (Hyslop) - Vesperelater arizonicus - Male
Pena Blanca, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2010
Size: 19 mm
I believe this is V. arizonicus, but the genus is virtually identical to Deilelater other than genitalia.

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Vesperelater arizonicus (Hyslop) - Vesperelater arizonicus - male Vesperelater arizonicus (Hyslop) - Vesperelater arizonicus - male

Nice pics and amazing deatail
Nice pics and amazing deatail on the aedeagus. It would be nice to see a full dorsal.

 
Thanks,
I would take a dorsal but the whole thing doesn't fit under the scope, so then I'd have to get out the camera and it just doesn't look as good.

 
Oh- That's too bad. Beautiful
Oh- That's too bad. Beautiful pics thought!

Moved
Moved from Pyrophorini.

 
So that means that all Arizona
Deilelater sp. could just as well be Vesperelalter and we need to pull the tail to be sure?

 
Possbily
I have only seen this one specimen of Vesperelater and I don't know where the AZ records of Deilelater come from. All of ours are from Florida and Texas. It may be that only V. arizonicus occurs in Arizona and the others are mis-ID'd. If my ID is correct, I would say all of them are congeneric, but I don't know what characters Costa came up with to separate genera.

 
I have one from Pena Blanca and one from Carr Canyon, Huachucas

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