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Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum

Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum
Dick Nichols District Park, sw. Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
September 24, 2013
Det. Boris Büche, 2016

coll'ed at UV lights

spmn to be deposited in the TAMUIC

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Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum

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ID found wrong
I have just been asked to ID a specimen of Bolbocerasoma on iNaturalist, and I took BG for reference.

I felt unable to decide whether the specimen in question is lepidissimum, or pusillum, so I studied the Howden 1957 revision.

According to key + species descriptions, this specimen clearly is a male B.pusillum!
B.lepidissimum, according to Howden, differs in:
- head orange, except for horn and crests;
- tip of horn cut, to slightly bifid;
- pronotal transverse crest only slightly emarginate;
- elytra with black colour extending laterally to near shoulders;
- (usually) with a pale spot in black apically.

Excuse me for my ignorance, but...
What does spmn mean? And does coll'ed mean collected? And what is the TAMUIC?

 
translation
Specimen
Collected
Ultra Violet
Texas A&M University Insect Colletion

 
Thanks...
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also
Det. = determined by

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