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Harpalus paratus Casey - Harpalus paratus - female

Harpalus paratus Casey - Harpalus paratus - Female
Dick Nichols District Park, sw. Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
September 23, 2012
Size: ABL ~ 16 mm
Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) paratus Casey
Det. P. W. Messer, 2013 (based on microscopic examination of this specimen)
Spmn in the PWMC

Coll'ed at UV light

Moved
Moved from Harpalinae.

Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) paratus Casey
based on my microscopic examination of this female specimen which is now a photo-voucher in the P.W.Messer collection. ABL ~ 16 mm. Thanks Mike.

Distinguished from juxtapostional species in Ball & Anderson (1962) by combination of large size (elytra length = or > 8 mm) + elytra without (or rare) punctulae + hind tarsi dorsally impunctate and glabrous (or rare setae). The latter diagnostic character I find especially useful. Other large Pseudoophonus have hind tarsi with obvious dorsal pubescence or at least show numerous punctulae under high power.

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