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root eater - Monotoma arida

root eater - Monotoma arida
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 7, 2010
Size: 2.2mm
another root eater, different than my previous I guess. Suggestions welcome :)

new optics setup worked fairly well with this one.

came to UV light

Images of this individual: tag all
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Seems to match
I would agree with the determination of M. arida . Cool find!

sweet -- thanks much, Tim & Tom!

Thanks Guys,
That made it worth the effort to image.

I noticed M. arida is not mentioned in Downie and Arnett. Did they just miss this one, or is it a recent distribution? A quick search seemed to turn up records from Ontario, Tx, and Lo.

thanks again,

ref. cited on the genus info page

not so fast, =v= ...
the deeply depressed last sternite makes it a male of M. arida Csy.
the other one has to be his mate; very cool! thanks, Tim. -- i'll seek confirmation

Moved from Monotoma picipes.