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Weevil, dorsal - Acalles indigens

Weevil, dorsal - Acalles indigens
Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
April 1, 2011
Size: 2.74 mm
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This beetle was collected with a Berlese funnel from detritus from the bank of a running stream along Embudo Trl. (No. 193) at 6500 ft. elev., Tijeras 7.5’ quadrangle, Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo Co., NM.

This image is a CombineZP processed stack of 157 images with a 11.3 µm step taken with a Nikon CFI60 10×/0.25 ∞/0 mm microscope objective + Nikon 135mm F/2.8 AIS telephoto lens + Nikon D300 camera (magnification 6.75×; technique described here).

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Weevil, dorsal - Acalles indigens Weevil, ventral - Acalles indigens Weevil, lateral - Acalles indigens Weevil, anterior head - Acalles indigens Weevil, lateral left mesotarsus - Acalles indigens

Acalles indigens Fall Bob is the authority on litter weevils. As expected his ID is correct.

Moved from Acalles.

Det. Robert Anderson.

Moved tentatively; adorable!

Acalles indigens Fall
This is Acalles indigens Fall

thanks again, Ed and Bob

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