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Trichadenotecnum circularoides Badonnel - Trichadenotecnum circularoides - female

Trichadenotecnum circularoides Badonnel - Trichadenotecnum circularoides - Female
Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
August 11, 2011
Size: 2.3 mm
I worked hard for this one. I was looking for a Lichenomima by brushing tree trunks with a large soft artist's brush. I must have searched 30 trees before I caught this beauty. Found her on sweetgum bark. Mockford verified ID.

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Trichadenotecnum circularoides Badonnel - Trichadenotecnum circularoides - female Trichadenotecnum circularoides Badonnel - Trichadenotecnum circularoides - female

This species
is known from females only. Mockford demonstrated thelytokous parthenogenesis in this species (Florida Entomologist 57(4):369. It is widely distriuted in Florida and along the Atlantic coast to Cape Hatteras. It was first reported in Angola.

Moved
Moved from Trichadenotecnum.

Mockford says:
Your record extends the known range in North America decidedly westward and more inland than I had before.

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