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ocellate 5 - Phyllodrepa punctiventris

ocellate 5 - Phyllodrepa punctiventris
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
October 15, 2008
Size: 3.8 mm
Taken in Lindgren funnel trap, October 2008.

I have several of these which are very similar to Phyllodrepa punctiventris, but have pronotum slightly less transverse and less of abdomen exposed. Sexual variation?

Moved from Ocellate Rove Beetles. Yes, if they're in the same size range (a bit larger than P. humerosa), I expect they're Phyllodrepa punctiventris. This species has very distinct large punctures ventrally on the metathorax (more so than P. humerosa) and I'm pretty sure microsculpture on the pronotum, although that doesn't show in the photo. They're also more of reddish-brown to dark reddish-brown in color, whereas P. humerosa (in fully mature coloration) is quite dark brown.

They are about the same size and have similar large punctures on the metathorax.

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