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PROGRESS REPORT OF FEMALE GENITALIC DESCRIPTIONS FOR SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES BRACHYCENTRUS SPECIES

Male genitalia have been described for all Brachycentrus adults in the southeastern United States. Female genitalia previously described for the southeastern United States include: B. incanus, B. lateralis, B. nigrosoma, and B. numerosus. New descriptions of Brachycentrus female genitalia from museum specimens in the Clemson University Arthropod Collection include: B. appalachia, B. chelates, and B. spinae; B. etwahensis, B. lunatus, and B. solomoni have yet to be described, but will be upon completion of this study. A dichotomous key of the described female genitalia of Brachycentrus is included. Diagnostic characters include the ventral and lateral shapes of the 9th and 10th abdominal terga, and shape of the lobes of the 8th abdominal sternum.

Coleson Wrege (Primary Presenter/Author), Clemson University, cwrege@g.clemson.edu;


John C. Morse ( Co-Presenter/Co-Author), Clemson University, jmorse@clemson.edu;