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Dipogon sp. nov. - Dipogon - female

Dipogon sp. nov. - Dipogon - Female
Cincinnati, Mt. Airy Forest, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
July 3, 1998
Size: 6 mm
This is an undescribed species awaiting formal description by Dr. Matthias Buck. The white lower frons, mandibles, and almost entirely white clypeus, long malar space, and lack of wing banding is typical of the subgenus Winnemanella. There is another species in the subgenus, D. (W.) fulleri but it is smaller and has no appressed pubescence over the body. The punctation of the body is very sparse in D. fulleri, but not so in this species. Although the coloration of the current species is variable it seems to have a tendency toward larger areas of fulvous markings, which are limited in D. fulleri.

Moved from Winnemanella.

Moved from Dipogon brevis.

How long
Dose a formal description usually take to complete?

a long time, depending on what else the authors are working on. In my case, I am not a professional entomologist but an analytical chemist and this is my busy season so I don't have much time to write. Last I checked Dr. Buck was in the field so it may be a while.

Thank you
I was just curious about the process and what all goes into the procedure. I am sure it is very time consuming.
So many insects and so little time!

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