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IMG_2714 - Neohermes - female

IMG_2714 - Neohermes - Female
Pymatuning Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 12, 2012

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IMG_2714 - Neohermes - female IMG_2714 - Neohermes - female


Thank You
If you have a chance you might take a look at another submission of mine from a while back placed here. I thought it was also Neohermes but wasn't sure how to eliminate Protochauliodes. Or perhaps it is neither.

Anyway, thanks for the genus on this one!

Neohermes vs. Protochauliodes
The easy way to separate these genera is by distribution. Protochauliodes is strictly western. Both genera occur here in California, but only Neohermes will be in your area. The better way to separate them is by looking at the wing venation. There is a cross vein between the R3 and R4 veins in Neohermes which is lacking in Protochauliodes. I can see the vein in both this photo and the full habitus of your other specimen, but it's a bit difficult to see in both photos. If you have a male, the moniliform (bead-like) antennal segments are a dead giveaway for Neohermes. The structures of the male genitalia are also a very good diagnostic character.

Thanks Again!
For both the info and IDs!

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