Metopius notatus Townes and Townes, 1959

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Metopius (Peltales) notatus Townes and Townes, 1959
Diagnosis and Relationships
Lower tooth of mandible present, impressed inward toward mouth so that it is not on lower outer edge of upper tooth. Interantennal process of face without a median carina, quadrate to nearly triangular, strongly concave and margined by distinctly elevated flanges (Figs 1, 2). Margin of clypeus impressed, not reflexed or raised from base of labrum. Epicnemial carina turned weakly forward above sternaulus, gradually approaching front edge of mesopleuron but ending well separated from it. Frons with a weak swelling anterior to median ocellus, separate from interantennal process. Mesoscutum black with two longitudinal yellow lines connected posteriorly.
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Known only from Alabama.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton and Danielle Restuccia and was supported by the National Science Foundation under PEET grant # DEB 0328922. We thank David Wahl (American Entomological Institute) for extended loans of material used for this study. Images for most of the Nearctic species of Metopius were taken by Aubrey Colvin, but about half of the ones on this page were taken by Danielle Restuccia. Page last updated October, 2013. The material on this page is freely available, but should be acknowledged if used elsewhere.

This material is based upon work at Texas A&M University supported by the National Science Foundation under PEET Grant Number DEB 0328922.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.