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Sand Hill Prairie, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, 11 km. N. Mitchellville, Polk County, Iowa, USA
July 29, 2011
Det. V. Belov, 2011

Collected sweeping prairie plants during the BugGuide Gathering_2011

Spmn sent to TAMUIC


best guess, male Kissingeria capitone
...a highly dimorphic prairie species.
male is good news... pls compare with descr. on p.95 & fig. 66 in(1) to confirm

seems like a pretty good match...
Same genus at the very least...

...i now strongly suspect another item of yours to be congeneric, albeit not conspecific :]

and that one (from southmost Texas) has the pale antennal bases that Bright (1993) (1) specifically mentions, which are lacking in the spmn from Iowa...

ubercute and special --hopefully, we'll figure it out

could it be Trichapion tenuir
could it be Trichapion tenuirostrum given the denser scales on interstriae 3?

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