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Scarites vicinus

Scarites vicinus
Hancock County, Indiana, USA
June 1, 2002
Size: 25 mm


Your recent upsurge in carabid interest
here at BugGuide is well appreciated Brad! Good to see that you're posting carabid images along with supporting morphologic charaters in many cases. It is also encouraging that you are taking a stand on problematical Scarites viciuns vs S. quadricpes. I would like to see you doing only carabids! There are way too few BugGuide editors whose prime interest is in Carabidae (beyond the tiger beetles).

Thanks Peter.
Coincides with the necessity of splitting my full carabid drawer into a second and my reassessment of some IDs. I may drop you an email at some point with some questions.

I created a 'no-taxon' page for those images that are clearly either S. vicinus or S. quadriceps but cannot be distinguished, which I feel is a good way to handle them.

vicinus/quadriceps page
good idea indeed, Brad --thanks for the initiative, the guide definitely needs more order in that department. i wonder if any other pix currently sitting at genus level can be moved a notch deeper...

It was late when I started on it, I might look at the rest tonight.

much appreciated
sorting out the pix the best we can always helps to clarify the big picture and make sense of it --which, in my book, is BG's primary purpose

sorted thru
What remains at genus level is probably impossible to ID to species. Most are good photos though.

awsome job...

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