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Chlaenius emarginatus? - Chlaenius nemoralis - male

Chlaenius emarginatus? - Chlaenius nemoralis - Male
Mission, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
September 7, 2009
A closer view of head and thorax, same specimen, different image.

Moved tentatively
Moved from nemoralis group.

I agree
based on new look at shape and luster of pronotum.



Moved from ID Request.

Chlaenius emarginatus
if those are truly long mandibles that I see in the photo. They look a bit weird to me.

weird mandibles
Hi Peter..I looked closer at the original photo. I believe those are a pair of palps and the jaws are not that visible in the photo. They do give a weird impression!

then I can't say "C. emarginatus".

I posted a photo of a closer shot of the same specimen, different image. These are consistent at my porch light, but not common. Is there another aspect I can photograph to help get to species, or is it not possible with a photo? Thanks for your help!

Extended palps are easily seen
with new close-up. I now favor Chlaenius tricolor but I'm open to other suggestions. Thanks.

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