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Mordellistena trifasciata (Say) - Mordellistena trifasciata

Mordellistena trifasciata (Say) - Mordellistena trifasciata
Zimlich Zone, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
July 29, 2012
Mordellistena trifasciata (Say)
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012

Coll. sweeping during BG Gathering_2012
Spmn deposited in the TAMUIC

tibia ridge
Mike, could you please describe the ridge(s) on the tibia of this one? From the image, it looks like it might have only one, very long ridge extending all the way across the face. This would be a bit unusual for M. trifasciata. The elytra markings about the base also appear a bit atypical. Not saying it's not M. trifasciata. Just curious.

 
Mordellistena bicinctella?
Pattern looks like BOLD images here

 
vote 'no'
I vote 'no', based on the pronotal darkening toward the apical margin, characteristic of trifasciata, vs. bicinctella's basal darkening.

 
only got one pic of this one
It may have jumped/flown, so it may not have made it to A&M...