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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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Podabrus puberulus LeConte
This is Podabrus puberulus LeConte. The the small, pubescent pronotum with pale apical angles is characteristic. It is in some respects similar in appearance to Podabrus laevicollis (Kirby), however: P. puberulus is normally deep black, the pronotal hind angles are black, and the pronotum is pubescent throughout; Podabrus laevicollis is normally piceous, the hind angles of the pronotum are also pale (although to a lesser extent than the apical angles), and the pronotum is impunctate, shining, and slightly alutaceous. Also, in P. puberulus the mesotarsal claws are finely cleft, whereas in P. laevicollis they are appendiculate. Podabrus puberulus is very abundant and widely distributed in the northeast.

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