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Banded net-wing beetle

Calopteron reticulatum




This is a mating pair, with the male on top. There are slight differences between the two: in the male, a thin black band of color extends from the head to the scutellum, but does not extend to the thorax. In the female, the band is wider and extends to the thorax. There is a related species, C. discrepans. They look very similar, and this pair could well be two C. discrepans specimens. I will have to find an identification guide to be 100% sure on the ID.

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Isabela 9 years ago


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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 1, 2010
Submitted on Feb 16, 2011

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