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Photo#530008
very punctate and black elaterid - Blauta falli

very punctate and black elaterid - Blauta falli
near Inverness, Sumter County, Florida, USA
June 9, 2011
This was captured in a Malaise trap in a xeric area that was mostly scrubby flatwoods and sandhill habitats. If another angle or a closeup of a certain external structure would help with identification, please let me know.

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very punctate and black elaterid - Blauta falli very punctate and black elaterid - Blauta falli very punctate and black elaterid - Blauta falli very punctate and black elaterid ventral mesotarsus - Blauta falli

Moved
Moved from Blauta.

Nice shot of the lobes, in combination with black color, I'm confident this is B. falli.

 
I'm glad that helped
and thanks for the ID. The posterior tarsi didn't seem to have much, if anything, in the way of lobes if that matters at all.

Moved
Moved from Elaterinae.

yes, believe this is indeed Blauta. T think I can see membranous tarsal pads on the ventral shot. The dark color makes me think B. falli, but the tarsal pads look a little small. I'd be more comfortable confirming the species by examining the specimen, if possible, or compare it with material in FSCA.

terrific clicker -- maybe akin to Blauta
can't wait to hear from Blaine

Moved from ID Request.

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