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Matus sp. - Matus

Matus sp. - Matus
Medford, (~15 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 26, 2006
Size: ~8mm
Matus sp., probably M. bicarinatus

came to UV trap

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If you still have the specimen...
consider reshooting the metacoxal plate to see details of microsculpture (visible at 50X). If the surface has microsculpture, it is M. ovatus, if it is smooth and shiny, without visible microsculpture, it is M. bicarinatus. Genitalia aside, this is the best way to tell these 2 similar species apart externally.