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Pseudomalus triangulifer

Postby Frank_Canon » 21 Aug 2020 02:30

I found this one near Le Havre, Northern France. The apical notch is deep and triangular, the antennas seem long and the total size is about 6mm. So I think it is P. triangulifer ?

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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby OEV84 » 22 Aug 2020 08:24

Pseudomalus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby Frank_Canon » 22 Aug 2020 15:19

Thank you Eugene, this individual looks like P. auratus indeed, but I finally got confirmation about P. triangulifer. Actually the antennal segments are clearly longer than broad. The apical notch is apparently not something reliable for this species.
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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby Paul » 23 Aug 2020 11:40

Hi,
in my opinion it's Pseudomalus auratus.
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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby Frank_Canon » 25 Aug 2020 12:09

Thank you Paul, Villu Soon agreed about P. triangulifer because of the antennas "the only reliable character" ; I just can say that the size was really large, uncommon here for P. auratus (about 6mm long). But any other opinion is welcome !
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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby Euchroeus » 30 Aug 2020 21:35

Hi Frank,

I agree that this species should be Pseudomalus triangulifer.
In the second picture we can see the elongated flagellomeres of the antenna, this is the only reliable character for this species.

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Re: Pseudomalus triangulifer ?

Postby Frank_Canon » 31 Aug 2020 12:05

Thank you very much Paolo !
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