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Holcostethus - Thyanta custator

Holcostethus - Thyanta custator
Albuquerque, NW, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
November 8, 2010
Size: ~10mm
In field behind backyard.

Det. Sandra L. Brantley

Moved from Holcostethus.

not Holcostethus, i'm afraid; must be Thyanta custator
both the scutellar shape & the ivory speckles on hemelytra rule Holcostethus out; suggest double-checking the IDs in the MSB collection

ID confirmed by D.B. Thomas: "Thyanta custator - overwintering"

I will,
it looks a lot like Holcostethus abbreviatus to me but, I don't know the difference. Thanks V

note the attenuated tip of the scutellum w/pale mid-line
(much broader, white-tipped in H. abbreviatus)

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