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C. reticulatum or C. discrepans? - Calopteron

C. reticulatum or C. discrepans? - Calopteron
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 21, 2006
Size: about 18mm
Sitting on my front stoop in the mid-afternoon. I am hoping for some clarification about the species - C. reticulatum says "front band curved" but there is a lot of variation in the photos. My house borders a small stand of oak/maple woods along the back.

Hope you get an answer
We have also been confused. Our understanding is that the central dark band is essentially uniform in width all the way to the edge in one species, while it gets narrower as it moves outward in the other. But it has been difficult get expert confirmation on this. Thanks for the beautiful image and for asking this difficult question.

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