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Patrick G
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Posted - 21/05/2020 :  07:46:10  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote

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Sofala Prov. Mozambique, Riverine Forest

This looks good for Pelossus to me, any ideas on the species?

Patrick G
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Posted - 22/05/2020 :  08:12:34  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
The rough scape and dorsally furrowed antennomeres 3 + 4 are making me think Pelossus rugosiscapus (Adlbauer, 2005). It seems a bit far geographically. Does anyone know of other Pelossus with these characters?

Edited by - Patrick G on 22/05/2020 08:50:05
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Francesco
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Posted - 22/05/2020 :  18:25:10  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think you are right.
Yesterday, I tried to reach the right genus with my keys to African Xystrocerini and the particular scape ran me off the road.
Actually, this character is typical of the genus Oemodana, which is apparently different.
This species is present in Namibia and Zambia; thus, it is not strange that it reaches Mozambique as well. These small species are rarely collected and identified.
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Patrick G
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Posted - 22/05/2020 :  19:20:00  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Thank you Francesco, I guess small is relative as I work with someone who does Scolytinae!
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