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Photo#729418
Latridiidae ? - Melanophthalma

Latridiidae ? - Melanophthalma
5 mi NE Dexter, Stoddard County, Arkansas, USA
July 17, 2012
Size: 1.7 mm

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Moved

Moved
Moved from Corticariinae.

coxal lines...
Although the pronotal shape does not strike me as Melanophthalma, from the dorsal view, here you can see faint "post coxal lines" on the first abdominal sternite. They are sometimes hard to see, but start at the inner edge of the metacoxae and extend across the first sternite, diverging slightly. Used to distinguish Melanophthalma from other Corticariines. Still, I don't know of any Melanophthalma species that would match this guy...

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