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Clerid - Pennasolis merkeli

Clerid - Pennasolis merkeli
Gila National Forest, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
March 27, 2013
Size: 6.5 mm
This Clerid landed on my picnic table. Looks kind of like Madoniella, but Am Beets says these would be 4 mm, east of Rockies, and have pale bands on elytra (like the many photos of dislocata here). The only pale coloration is a band on the upper tibiae. Anyone recognize it?

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Pennasolis merkeli (Horn) --det. J. Rifkind
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Moved from Checkered Beetles.

Interesting. Should the info page on Madoniella be updated to say only 1 species? Looks like the other two are now Pennasolis.

Nope! At least 8 species in the US by current literature.
M. pinicola, M. chiricahua, M. nana, M. rectangularis, M. knullorum, M. welderi, M. vogti, and M. dislocata are all reported from the US in Opitz, W. 2011: Classification, natural history, and evolution of Epiphloeinae (Coleoptera, Cleridae) Part X. The genus Madoniella Pic, 1935. - Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 33, 133-248.

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