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Pyrochroidae: Pedilus? - Cantharis aneba

Pyrochroidae: Pedilus? - Cantharis aneba
Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
June 1, 2013
Size: Length ~ 1 cm
I've seen several of these beetles this weekend.

Images of this individual: tag all
Pyrochroidae: Pedilus? - Cantharis aneba Pyrochroidae: Pedilus? - Cantharis aneba

Moved tentatively... pleease try to shoot more of them
Moved from Cantharis.

Moved from Cantharinae.

sorry about the bad call...
nice cantharid but very difficult angle; must see head well + dorsal habitus. please post all you have on this one and keep an eye out for them, take pics of other specimens

Thanks, v belov!
Thanks for the correction! I've been fooled by the cantharids before! I've added a second image, a dorsal one. Sadly, the focus is not good but it may be helpful to ID the genus (I hope). ;-)

wow man.
load of thanks! really fancy one.
Dichelotarsus pattoni is exactly where i moved it initially, but then instantly moved back to subfamily because of the dilated tarsi and head shape...

Thanks, v belov!
I took 5-6 photos and deleted all but two. Happily, you saw some taxonomic significance in the second (dorsal) image! I'll snoop around for another specimen tomorrow and try and submit a better photograph, touch wood.

Your excitement buoys me. ;-)

well, it's an excitement of a nearctic novice
...but still a genuine one: if i'm right about it, it seems that you've got us a nice northwestern species quite near the eastern limits of its range.
but again, nothing is final here besides the fact that nobody has posted any decent photos of it yet [and i also suspect the photos of the pinned specimen on the page may well belong elsewhere, to put it mildly]

Moved from Beetles.

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