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toothpick hopper - Mermiria bivittata - female

toothpick hopper - Mermiria bivittata - Female
Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Gainer tract, Williamson County, Texas, USA
June 15, 2010


Most of the specimens from Balcones Canyonlands
seem to fit ssp. bivittatus better, so I'm going to put this one with the ohters (though being a nymph, it is possibly wrong). I'm not sure if the distinction is actually very meaningful in that region though, since both "subspecies" seem to occur there as part of the same populations.

Moved from Mermiria bivittata maculipennis.

Sure. I tend to disregard subspecies anyway. I don't think they are necessary and waste time when there are so many completely unknown species out there to describe.

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