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Omophron labiatum (Fabricius) - Omophron labiatum

Omophron labiatum (Fabricius) - Omophron labiatum
Laguna Atascosa NWR, e. Rio Hondo, Cameron County, Texas, USA
May 15, 2010
Det. Boris Büche, 2016

coll'ed at UV lights

spmn in the TAMUIC

Moved from Round Sand Beetles.

my idea . . .
. . . is that this is a paler variety of labiatum. I have just come across an even paler one, also from TX coastal habitat, on iNaturalist

Specific character combination that makes me think "probably labiatum":
1) lateral elytral striae with few and feeble punctures;
2) pale margin of pronotum not expanded inwards along anteriour margin;
and, of course, elytral pattern.

Wish we could get a name on this one
Doesn't appear to match any we have in the guide already, and we're only missing three of the N.A. species.

Omophron possibly "gilae"
will check tomorrow to make sure

nice, thanks
the photo of that species on your site shows a rather elongate individual, though

very intriguing indeed
i would say, it doesn't match any of the 11 spp. recorded in the US
will ask Terry Erwin to share his thoughts

Your photos always stand out.

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