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Photo#976012
Epicauta pennsylvanica

Epicauta pennsylvanica
St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
August 11, 2014
Size: 10mm

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Epicauta pennsylvanica Epicauta pennsylvanica

how was the ID obtained?
pls elaborate

 
With the key of : BLISTER BEE
With the key of : BLISTER BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: MELOIDAE) OF WISCONSIN:
DISTRIBUTION AND ECOLOGY.

This specimen has prothoracic femora each with cinereous patch of pubescence on ventral side : Epicauta genus.

Specimen all black; Elytral vestiture unicolorous, dark brown to black ; Antennae shorter, Maxillary palpus not elongate.

A dorsal view would have been much easier to identify. Unfortunately, I photographed sideways. Being very common in salidago, I could always go back to take photos of the species.

 
thank you very much for the detailed explanation
so you examined the collected specimen, right?
hope the key covers all the spp. known to occur in QC... yes it does.
[you could have simply indicated that the specimen was keyed out on(1)]

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