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 mating pair - Hippomelas planicauda - male - female

mating pair - Hippomelas planicauda - Male Female
Box Canyon, Sta Ritas, Pima County, Arizona, USA
September 20, 2011

Two species here
I've examined these two specimens which are now in the University of Arizona Insect Collection. The left specimen (male) is H. planicauda, but the right specimen (female) is H. sphenicus. This is supported by the bright orange pulverulence exhibited by the fresh specimen on the right.

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