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Emblyna sublata - male

Emblyna sublata - Male
Cobb River Waterfowl Production Area, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, USA
May 1, 2012
Specimen in alcohol. Keyed out to major group in Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1958 and description seemed to match D. sancta best.

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Emblyna sublata - male Emblyna sublata - male Emblyna sublata - male

Moved from Emblyna.

Moved from Dictyna.

Hi Chad,

Did you already rule out the well-illustrated species in Paquin & Dupérré? My first impression, based on the shape of the palp, is Emblyna sublata.

These can be difficult, and the Chamberlin & Gertsch drawings are not particularly helpful.


I'll admit that Duperre's drawing of E. sublata looks pretty good. That only leaves me wondering how I ended up where I did. Now I'll have an excuse to work in the lab this week.

Thanks for taking a look at it. I wasn't too sure about this specimen because none of the male drawings fit (as perfectly as E. sublata). Obviously I took the wrong couplet at some key juncture which I'll go back and figure out.

Thanks again, Kevin!

Let us know. Those couplets can be dangerous -- one wrong turn and you're following the GPS over the cliff.

Sorry about the slow responses here -- I know the feeling: it's not very encouraging when one is working hard but getting no feedback.


This individual can be moved to Emblyna sublata . I pulled it out today to look at it again. It keys out to Emblyna and the palp matches that in Paquin and Duperre, 2003 for that species.

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Is there still some doubt here? Chad, since these are your images, you can move them to the species page if you and Kevin are confident of the ID.

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