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Soldier beetle - Dichelotarsus puberulus

Soldier beetle - Dichelotarsus puberulus
Edmundston, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 12, 2012
Size: 5,8mm
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it was correctly placed
a great many spp. currently placed Podabrus will end up in this genus --see(1)
Moved from Podabrus s.l..

 
Malthacus vs. Podabrus
From a strict taxonomic viewpoint the name Malthacus Kirby should not yet be used. While it is true that most of the species in Fender's (1949) Groups II-VIII of Podabrus will eventually be transferred to Malthacus (formerly a subgenus of Podabrus), however, none of these transfers have formally taken place. As such, calling these species Malthacus is still premature.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Podabrini.

i'm extremely curious to hear what Chris has to say
the closest thing i see in the guide is the western 'P.' fissilis

as far as i can tell from experience with the Siberian fauna of these slim dark podabrine jobs, they name is legion... or should be

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