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Elaphropus nebulosus

Elaphropus nebulosus
Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
May 31, 2014
Size: 2 - 2.5 mm
Attracted to light.


Elaphropus nebulosus
is currently the best fit based on my microscopic examination of this specimen which is deposited in the P.W.Messer collection as a photo-voucher. Thanks Iustin.

Southwestern Elaphropus is poorly described in the literature. I followed the old key by Hayward (1900) for this one. Superficially it appears like "E. anceps" but differs by a characteristic tri-punctate middle of the transverse groove near base of the pronotum.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Beetles.

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