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Alydus sp.? - Arhaphe carolina

Alydus sp.? - Arhaphe carolina
Scatter Creek W.M.A., Greene County, Arkansas, USA
August 14, 2006
Size: 12mm
Appeared cricket like with little jumps at times.

Moved from Arhaphe.

Largid bug.
You are forgiven for the error, but what you found is a really nifty largid bug in the genus Araphe. I have no idea what species are down your way, but what a great find!

it certainly has the shape of the one in Bug Guide from Arizona. The guides say they are plant eaters. Curiously this one was running quite fast on the ground and hiding under dead leaves, looking like a small tiger beetle.

Perhaps A. carolina, moved to guide for genus
For what it's worth, this matches the illustration of Araphe carolina in Slater (1), and the range is consistent--that reference says A. carolina is found from NC west to AZ, and there is an additional species in Kansas, and two others in southwest.

I'll move to a new guide for the genus.

seconded, A. carolina

thanks for the i.d.
thanks for your work on this.

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