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Ceracis californicus female, dorsal - Ceracis californicus - female

Ceracis californicus female, dorsal - Ceracis californicus - Female
Florida Canyon, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
Size: 1.68 mm
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I found a mix several males and females (with and without anterior pronotal horns, respectively) of this species within the well-excavated core of a relatively soft and spongy polypore fungus growing on the dead branches of Quercus oblongifolia near Florida Station, Santa Rita Experimental Range during Bugguide Gathering 2013. For identification details, see remarks under the male images posted here:



This image is from a CombineZP processed stack of 137 images with a 5.6 µm step taken with a Mitutoyo M Plan APO 10×/0.28 ∞/0 mm microscope objective + Nikon 200 mm F4 AIS telephoto lens + Nikon D300 camera (magnification 10×; technique described here).

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