D. apache f. ochroleuca is a pallid reddish-brown color form most frequently found in n. Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California.
Basic characters include:
Eyes: Described as reddish (rust-colored)
Body: Usually a uniform dark reddish-brown color
Pronotal Collar: Described as entirely bone-colored, orangish or tan - AZ ranging north into s. Utah & se. Calif.
Mesonotum: reddish brown with slight pattern
Abdomen: As in similar species (compare with D. semicincta), the terminal segments possess a pruinose band that is typically incomplete.
Opercula: Described as pointed with the terminal points being sub-parallel or slightly curved (the terminal points of opercula are NOT as drawn out or strongly curved inwards towards the mid-line as in semicincta)
There have been several poorly defined "ssp." and "variations" described (none thought to be taxonomically valid).
For species details, REFER back to the following: Diceroprocta apache
NOTE: Some IMAGES under this taxon may be MISIDENTIFIED and in need of review!
Based on morphological characteristics, call similarities, and distribution patterns, the following three taxa appear to be closely related & frequently confused.
Another species with a similar call
found in n. Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California
Seems most abundant & common along the northern & western perimeter of the species' range