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Riana
Member Rosalia

South Africa
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Posted - 21/06/2022 :  00:06:56  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote

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Northern Prov. Soutpansberg, Wylies Poort
Length 8 mm

Edited by - Riana on 27/06/2022 13:38:40

Riana
Member Rosalia

South Africa
644 Posts

Posted - 22/06/2022 :  11:22:37  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Seems to be very close to Tetraulax minor Breuning 1958 as seen here http://bezbycids.com/byciddb/wdetails.asp?id=40077&w=o but I have my doubts that the specimen indicated is actually Tetraulax minor.
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Jérôme Sudre
Member Rosenbergia

France
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Posted - 23/06/2022 :  16:47:48  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hello your Tetraulax is probably the species gracilis Breuning 1937. Indeed the apex of the elytra stretched in point is rather characteristic. The patterns in Tetraulax can often vary. That's it!
I have 3 exes of RSA and Malawi almost identical to this one!

Edited by - Jérôme Sudre on 23/06/2022 16:49:29
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Riana
Member Rosalia

South Africa
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Posted - 24/06/2022 :  11:21:09  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hi, thanks Jérôme. Indeed, I also have a series of this (males & females), and it seems that the patterns are amazingly constant. Agree that it is most probably T. gracilis although I have not seen the type.
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Riana
Member Rosalia

South Africa
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Posted - 27/06/2022 :  13:38:19  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Type here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nhm_beetle_id/52177012270/in/dateposted/
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