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Lebia viridis Say - Lebia viridis

Lebia viridis Say - Lebia viridis
Dick Nichols District Park, sw. Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
October 5, 2012
Det. P. W. Messer, 2013 (by microscopic examination of this spmn)

coll'ed at UV light

spmn in the PWMC

Lebia viridis
This image fits a single examined specimen that I received with same collection data except "Oct 4 rather than Oct 5". Therefore, it becomes a quasi-photo-voucher in the P.W.Messer collection. Thanks Mike.

[Mike, with this post I've completed your e-mailed summary list of "saved for P.W. Messer". Let me know if I missed any. Of course you had sent many more specimens not posted that will keep me busy. I thank for those as well.]

Photo date/time stamped: 10/5/2012 10:32 PM
It's conceivable that I collected and photographed this spmn the night of "Oct 5-6" (as suggested by the date stamp) but it's more likely (particularly given the vial date) that I coll'ed it the night of "Oct 4-5" and photographed it the following evening, Oct 5 at 10:32.

I tried to label the vials I sent you based on the start date of each collecting event, so if I collected from 9 PM Oct. 4 to 1 AM Oct. 5, the vial would simply read, "Oct 4".

I didn't get around to posting this image to BG until, "10 October, 2012 - 8:59am" so by that later date, I just went with the date the photo was taken as the collection event date.

Bottom line, if I only posted one photo and only sent you one spmn, they should be one and the same. And as I discussed in a separate post just prior to this one, I recommend using the vial label date for the spmn label even though it may not always be absolutely correct.

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