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Arboridia - Erythridula similalis

Arboridia - Erythridula similalis
Spiderweb, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
July 8, 2011
Size: ~3mm
Came to light.

See comments here:

Moved from Erythridula.



Dr. Hamilton..
I sent this specimen along with another to Chris and this is his reply:

The species is Erythridula similalis, previously recorded only from northern Florida.
-Chris Dietrich (Illinois Natural History Survey)

You made a comment to Dr. Hamilton but....
...he may not be subscribed to this image. You might do better by sending him an email. Click on his name where he commented on your other image. You can find his email address on his profile page. I would use BugGuide and Arboridia ohioensis in the title of the email or something that relates it to BugGuide.

Is Erythridula similalis
synonymous with Arboridia ohioensis?

I don't think they are. They
I don't think they are. They appear to be distinct species:
Erythridula ohioensis (Knull, 1945b:108)
Erythridula similalis (Ross & DeLong, 1953a:82)

Perhaps asking Dr. Hamilton would be best. You can get his email addy here.

These images were misidentified as Arboridia ohioensis and this page was created and the images moved here before they were identified (from examination of specimens sent to Chris Dietrich) as Erythridula similalis.

I had entered it on Bug Guide Firsts list as A. ohioensis
but have now changed it to E. simialis.

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