Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#757809
A. obliqua vs A. exotica - Allograpta

A. obliqua vs A. exotica - Allograpta

Uhps, Bill dean just pointed
Uhps, Bill dean just pointed out, that what I called katepisternum is actually the katepimeron! Sorry about that.... when I have time I will change the plate!

Comments made on the images below
Comments made on the images below. The facial stripe is not reliable but the katepimeron feature is.

Where the katepisternum and a
Where the katepisternum and anterior head conflict, which one do we follow? (and some are using the abdominal patterning for ID.) How reliable are which of the characters?

See below:



 
Allograpta obliqua ....
See
A narrowing toward middle streak on tergite 2 anterior margin and yellow/white katepimeron make this obliqua, (note the black facial stripe is an unreliable feature for separating from exotica).

Thanks, Martin!
GTK! Invaluable information for separating the species!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.