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Great series DrNamgyalT.Sherpa. Thanks for your expert inout Boris.
Have tried to verify the ID with aid of a 1920 paper on group.( https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Archiv-Naturg... )Came to conclusion, this likely is an Orychodes sp., but not O. indus, which is described as having the lateral elytral striae as superficial puncture series, and the posteriour corners of head also different. The latter probably is subject to some sexual variation, the former will be not. Spot pattern is o.k. for O. indus (but alike found in many species).O. planicollis Walker excluded by pattern, it seems.Because the rostrum is a bit flattened and expanded terminally, and antennae inserted quite far from base of it, I assume we see a male here.(no need to modify your ID - I am just working into this family, it is new to me, too)
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Great macros again, Doc!Might be Orychodes indus; check this out:http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/medi...
Lovely snap :)
Spotted on Jun 15, 2014 Submitted on Jun 15, 2014
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