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Another clicker for Blaine - Melanactes piceus

Another clicker for Blaine - Melanactes piceus
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 6, 2011
Size: ~3.5 cm
My friend, Peter Greimann found this one for me. Lots of woods around his house. Sending to Blaine.

Moved from Melanactes.

The lighting in the pics gave a false impression of defined elytral striae. These specimens are both M. piceus (still a good one, Meeds :).

Moved from Click Beetles.

Missouri is in the transition between two allopatric species, M. consors and M. puncticollis. I will be able to key it with specimen in-hand.

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