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Kissingeria

Kissingeria
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

Moved

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...

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

 
Yes,
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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